All the top scorers are keen to go for higher education and take up a career that will enable them to serve the people with dedication

Becoming a scientist or a pilot or serving the public through their service are the aspirations of students who were among the State third rank holders after securing 496 marks in the SSLC examination for which results were announced on Friday.

Aspiring to become a scientist, S. Krishna Priya of St. Mary’s GHSS, who secured three centums, said that the results were unexpected.

Saying that relaxed preparations were very important, she said that the world needs more inventions and she would contribute towards it.

“Special classes and regular hard work paved success,” says R. Keerthana of Jon Britto Matriculation School, Kamalapuram.

She added that pursuing a career as research scientist would be her only dream and the appreciated received for scoring the marks would motivate her more.

“Becoming a Collector for Salem district is my ambition,” says a confident G. Manjupriya of Mount Shervaroys Matriculation School, Pusaripatti who also secured three centum.

She attributed her success to the regular preparations from the first day of the school and said that hard work would never fail.

R. Jeyaram of MAM MHSS, Madhaiyankuttai said that his planned preparation yielded result and was confident to continue till he realise his dream of becoming a pilot.

M. Arun of Tagore MHSS, Deviyakurichi said that focus would always end in positive results.

Our Namakkal Staff Reporter adds:

Seven students of Namakkal District scored 496 out of 500 (99.2 per cent) in the Class X board exam this year and shared the third rank in the State among more than 130 other students of other districts.

Six of them want to pursue MBBS and specialise in various branches of interest.

This included two classmates — T. Manivel and R. Pravin — of S.K.V. Matriculation School in Kandampalayam.

The two said that they were in the same class and were competitors for classes nine and ten.

“Pravin was always the class topper in 10th standard and I came second or third,” Manivel — son of a farmer — said.

The boys want to join higher secondary in the same school and pursue MBBS. Pravin wants to become a Neurologist and Manivel wants to become a cardiologist.

A. Kavya of Sri Vidya Mandir Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Rasipuram is the daughter of two government school teachers.

However, she attributed the support extended by her teachers by clarifying her doubts anytime as the reason for her successful outcome in the board exams.

She wants to complete her MBBS before striving hard to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.

S. Maniraj and V. Gayathri of Kurinji Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kavetipatti near Namakkal Town also came third in the State.

Maniraj wants to become a doctor whereas Gayathri wants to become an architect they both say..

S. Gobinath of Sree Amman Matriculation School in Marappampalayam and M. Kiruthika of Reliance Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Kuppanadapalayam who shared the third rank in the state also want to become doctors.

The 12 students who scored 497/ 500 and emerged second in the State were the toppers in the district as well, while the seven students who came third in the State with 496/ 500 were the second rank holders in the district.

A total of 16 students including two government school students scored 495 out of 500 and came third in the district and narrowly missed the State rank by one mark.