Pattonville 6th Grader is Likely Smarter Than You
Mensa provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members in more than 100 countries around the world.
Jarred McCormick, a 6th grader at Holman Middle School, was accepted into Mensa, a roundtable high-IQ society, based on his IQ score that rated him in the top 2 percent of the general population.
Mensa, which means table in Latin, is a roundtable high-IQ society where race, color, creed, national origin, age, politics and education and social background are irrelevant. The society provides a forum for intellectual exchange among its members in more than 100 countries around the world.
According to Mensa's website, activities of the group include the exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups, and local, regional, national and international gatherings; the investigations of members' opinions and attitudes; and assistance to researchers, inside and outside Mensa, in projects dealing with intelligence or Mensa.
As a Mensa member, McCormick will be able to attend local and national events that challenge thinking and build knowledge.
Mensa, its website says, was founded in England in 1946 by Roland Berrill, a barrister, and Dr. Lance Ware, a scientist and lawyer. They had the idea of forming a society for bright people, the only qualification for membership of which was a high IQ.