Staff Reporter


P. Deepika (district first rank holder)

P. Deepika of A.R.C. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Karumathampatti, scored 488 out of 500 to secure the district first rank. The girl has a centum in maths. Daughter of R. Palanisamy, who runs a lathe, says she expected 490 plus but is nevertheless happy with her marks. The girl wants to take up maths-biology group to realise her dream of becoming a doctor. Her interests include reading biographies.

Sruthi Bargavi A.S. (district first rank holder)

Sruthi Bargavi A.S. of Bharatiya Vidya Mandir Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Pollachi, has also got 488 to secure the district first rank. She has a centum in maths and science. She expected a rank and was happy to bag one. Daughter of N. Senthil Kumar, Bargavi wants to pursue computer science engineering. She plays chess, paints and pens poems.

Oshin Ponnuchamy (district first rank holder)

Oshin Ponnuchamy of National Model Matriculation Higher Secondary School shares the district rank with two others. And she too has centum in maths and science. The girl says she did not expect 488 and the marks surprised her. A school topper throughout, the girl wants to pursue engineering and then focus on robotics, thanks to her engineer father Ponnuchamy Varatharaj.


Harsha M.B. (district first rank holder)

Harsha M.B. of Thambu Higher Secondary School, Press Colony, secured the district first rank in the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) stream, scoring 490 out of 500. She also has centum in maths and science.

Daughter of mill worker K. Balasubramanian, the girl says she studied from four in the morning, and then till 10 in the evening. She wants to become an aeronautical engineer.

Her interests include painting and reading general knowledge books.

Deepika J. (district second rank holder)

Deepika J. of Sri Gopal Naidu Higher Secondary School, Peelamedu, bagged the district second rank with her 488. Her only centum was in social science. She expected 490 plus but is nevertheless happy. She wants to choose maths-biology group to become a doctor, her grandfather's dream. Her father S. Jayakumar runs a photocopy service centre in Peelamedu. She has been a school topper since Standard IV.