John Sumter from "Child Genius" is one of the contestants featured in the Lifetime reality competition series. He is eight years old and lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. His mother is Traci Sumter, Former video journalist for CNN & Television Reporter, turned homemaker, while his father is Gregory Sumter, Podium Presenter and Trainer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts.

John Sumter has tested into the 99.9 percentile with the highest math, language and reading test scores nationally. From these test scores, he was asked to take the SCAT Test. He did so well in his test, he recently received high honors. Furthermore, he is the youngest member of Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, in his entire region. When John grows up, he would like to be a scientist because he can interact with chemistry and all new things that people have never seen before.

John has his own ways of seeing things and lives life in Technicolor. Everything is big and full for him. He focuses at school and is able to get things done by always thinking things through.

John says his goal is "to time travel to the end of the summer when he's crowned Child Genius 2014!" His interests include curing cancer and time travel. His favorite subject is science.


Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼10 years old
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC
Current Residence: Myrtle Beach, SC

'Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest' Season 2: Meet the Contestants — Premiering January 7, the sophomore season of the Lifetime reality competition series tests the nation's brightest young minds on their knowledge in categories such as math, spelling, geography, and current events. Read more...
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