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Walsall school boy, 10, boasts stunning IQ to join Mensa

By Heather Large | Walsall | Education | Published:

He may only be 10 – but schoolboy Nitin Puligari has proved he is top of the class after passing the test to join high IQ society Mensa.

Hydesville Tower School pupil Nitin Puligari has joined the high IQ society aged 10

The clever youngster from Walsall, who is a pupil at Hydesville Tower School, became a member of the exclusive club earlier this month after scoring an impressive 154.

This puts him not far behind late theoretical physicists Sir Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who were estimated to have IQs of about 160.

And as one of the youngest to sit the test – the minimum age is 10 and a half – Nitin’s achievements are even more remarkable.

His headmaster Warren Honey said: “We are very proud of what Nitin has achieved.

"His attitude to his personal development is commendable.

“He is a real star at Hydesville, a year six champion, house vice-captain and now this.

“Nitin truly is an inspiration for the next generation of Hydesville pupils.”

Nitin said he had worked really hard and was proud of what he had achieved.

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He said: “My message to other pupils is ‘if you put your mind to it you can do anything’.”

Mensa was formed in 1946 and aims to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity and provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members.

Membership is offered to anyone who can demonstrate an IQ in the top two per cent from any recognised IQ test.

It currently has around 20,000 members in the UK and 110,000 worldwide.

More than 1,300 of the members in the UK are aged 16 and under.

Well-known faces reported to have qualified for membership include TV presenter Carol Vorderman, US actress Geena Davis, Who Wants to be a Millionaire winner David Edwards, boxer Nicky Piper and swimmer Adrian Moorhouse.

Heather Large

By Heather Large
Special projects reporter - @HeatherL_star

Senior reporter and part of the Express & Star special projects team specialising in education and human interest features.

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