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10-Year-Old Prodigy Aiming for the Stars: Linda Pistun's Cosmic Journey from Calligraphy to Astrophysics

Move over, regular 10-year-olds! Linda Pistun is not your average fifth-grader – she's a bona fide genius, a card-carrying member of Mensa, and her IQ is so high, it's probably having tea with Einstein in the intellectual stratosphere. But Linda isn't letting her prodigious brainpower go to her head; she's got her eyes on the stars, literally. Let's start with the basics. Linda Pistun is a 10-year-old wunderkind, a member of Mensa, which means her IQ is somewhere in the stratosphere – at least in the 98th percentile of brainiacs. But here's the kicker: Linda doesn't know her IQ score, and her parents are keeping it under wraps. Why, you ask? Well, they want to avoid sibling squabbles over who's the smartest in the family, and they're sparing Linda from the pressure of being compared to other pint-sized prodigies. But Linda isn't just a brain in a jar. No, this summer, she's been taking the University of Virginia's Summer Language Inst