B A Nithya Surabhi, a student of Marimallappa’s High School here, has topped the SSLC exams in the state. Also, B U Hymavathi, a student of Sadvidya High School, has come third in the examinations.
Topper Surabhi has scored 622 out of the maximum 625 marks. The marks scored by her are as follows: 125 in Sanskrit (first language), 100 in Mathematics and Social Studies, 99 in English, Kannada and Science.She is the daughter of Ananthashayana Iyengar and Roopasri. Surabhi, who was very excited and surprised at her performance, said: “I had never expected to come first in the state. I thought I would come within the top 10 or 12 ranks. Though I had taken the exams seriously from the beginning, I did not read for hours together. I used to listen to the lessons taught by teachers at school with utmost concentration.”
She said she wants to continue her education in the science stream. “Being a pharmacist, my only aim was to provide a good education to my daughter. I was spellbound after hearing that she topped the state,” said her father Ananthashayana.
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Not following the tradition of attending any tuition, B U Hymavathi, who came third in the state, has scored 620 out of 625 marks. She has scored 125 in Sanskrit, 100 in Science and Kannada, 99 in English and Social Studies and 97 in Mathematics.
She said: “I had not expected that I will be one of the toppers in the state. As preparing just before examinations is not good, I studied the lessons taught in the school on the same day. I studied regularly for seven to eight hours daily.”
An elated Hymavathi said she wants to work for Apple Inc one day, founded by Steve Jobs.
Parents Udayshankar, an advocate, and mother S Gowramma, Assistant Director, State Archaeology Department, were extremely happy with their only daughter’s achievement.