Three girls of Thanjavur district shared the State third rank in the tenth SSLC examination results announced on Friday.

S. Gayathri of Government Girls Higher Secondary school, Pattukottai, A. Pavithra Devi, of Auxilium Girls Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur and C. Abinaya of Kalaimagal Higher Secondary School, Vallam, scored 494 out of 500 and came third in the State and first in Thanjavur district.

Out of them Abinaya said she wanted to become a doctor. Daughter of Vijaya Suguna, a house wife and Chinnasamy, a tailor, Abinaya owed her success to the coaching in school. Vijaya Suguna said that she expected her daughter to get the rank as she is “hardworking and intelligent”.

The girls stole the show in Thanjavur in the tenth exams as eight of them shared the second rank in the district in the district scoring 492 marks. They are K. Kaavya of Government Girls Higher Secondary school, Peravurani, V. Aarthy of St.Joseph’s Higher Secondary School, Thanjavur, N. Jayarakshana of Sacred Heart Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, N. Monija of Sacred Heart Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, D. Sowmini of Sacred Heart Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, N. Rogini of Auxilium Girls Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, S. Angelinteena of P.R. Public Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur and R. Indhu of PR Public Higher Secondary School, Thanjavur.

With respect to third rank in the district, six girls shared it scoring 491 marks. They are R. Vaishaly of St. Isabel Girls Higher Secondary school, Pattukottai, T. Sowmiya of Town Higher Secondary school, Kumbakonam, R. Gayathri of St. Joseph's Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, C. Raghavi of St. Joseph's Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur, M.R. Meenakshi of Sacred Heart Girls Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur and R. Resma of Auxilium Girls Higher Secondary school, Thanjavur.