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Published : 2014-02-20 13:14
Updated : 2014-02-20 13:14

With an IQ above 160, Alexis Martin, of suburban Queen Creek, is now the youngest member in the Arizona chapter of Mensa, ABC 15 reported.

Martin reads at a fifth-grade level and taught herself Spanish using her parents’ iPad. She started reading in her mother tongue of English at age two.

Her family began noticing that something about their daughter was different when she was just a year old.

“She would recite her bedtime story from the night before,” her father, Ian Martin said. “She didn’t just recite them, she recited them exactly,” he added.

Martin is one of 3,300 Mensa members under the age of 18 in the U.S., with another 56,000 adults belonging to the group nationwide.

By Lee Shin-young, Intern reporter (sylee@heraldcorp.com)

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