Mitzi Mayauel Fuentes
Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Mexico), August 1 (EFE).- With only 10 years old, Mexican Michelle Arellano, a girl from southeastern Mexico with an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 158, two points below Albert Einstein, will study medicine at the University of Massachusetts.
Michelle, from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, capital of the state of Chiapas, is considered a girl of genius, a characteristic present in three out of 100 children, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and dreams of being a doctor , marine biologist and actress. “, he confides this Monday in statements to Efe.
“My dream is to be a great doctor and be able to cure cancer, autism, biologist, marine and actress,” she says.
When Michelle was one and a half years old she learned to speak both English and Spanish, at age 4 she was already able to read and write, and now she is fluent in French, Italian and German.
He passed primary, secondary and recently the test of the National Center for Evaluation of Higher Education (Ceneval) to certify his high school.
“I’m happy because I’ve already accredited a primary, middle and high school,” says Michelle.
The little girl will begin her university studies in August, the first two years will be virtual classes then they will be face-to-face in the United States, details Karina Guillén Cruz, Michelle’s mother.
Michelle is also considered an artist, she draws, paints, plays the piano, and has also been outstanding in swimming, basketball and is a black belt in taekwondo, among other disciplines.
A PATH OF EFFORT
Guillén Cruz, who is a surgeon, says that finding the way and understanding his daughter was scary and frustrating.
He had to consult specialists, searched the Internet for similar cases, but found little.
At the same time, she dealt with the system, since her daughter was rejected from five primary schools in Chiapas, because they did not want to accept her because of her IQ, arguing that the teachers could not handle her intelligence.
“It’s not easy either because you go to an institution, you come up against excuses, it’s that this and that, it’s that age. The truth is that I have exerted a lot of pressure,” says the mother.
As soon as a school accepted her, her parents asked the Chiapas Ministry of Education to take her up a level, because Michelle was bored in class, because in a few hours she had learned everything, she added.
The Department of Education agreed: Michelle moved from fourth to sixth grade. Then, with a single assessment, it accredits elementary school in November 2021, middle school in March 2022, and high school on July 4.
“Since I learned of the diagnosis, I have not let go of my daughter, we walk step by step according to what she feels, because yes: we have tried to be very careful of her emotional and physical integrity” , she says. .
Michelle and her mother are now looking for parents of gifted children to mentor them and form a support network because Michelle wants everyone to have learning opportunities.
“Let them talk to their parents so that the teachers know these children and can help them with special classes,” explains the young girl. EFE
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