The Coimbatore district managed to secure State ranks in English and Hindi in Anglo Indian stream, in Malayalam in S.S.L.C. stream and in Hindi, maths and science in the Matriculation stream.

Vishal M. Desai of Bharathi Matriculation Higher Secondary School scored 98 in Hindi to secure to the State third rank in the subject. He also scored centum in maths for a total of 479.

Son of a business man, the boy said he chose Hindi to score more marks. His mother tongue is Gujarati, though. The boy said he was sure of securing a State rank the moment he saw the question paper. “It was so easy that I told myself that I should get a State rank.”

He credited his Hindi teacher Umera Banu for the success.

By virtue of scoring centum in maths and science district Matriculation topper C. Muthulakshmi of G.K.D. Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Periyanaickenpalayam, has also scored State ranks in those subjects. The girl's ambition is to be a software engineer.

In the S.S.L.C. stream T.V. Vishnupriya and S. Priya of St. Thomas Higher Secondary School, K.K. Pudur, scored 96 in Malayalam to secure the State first and third rank. The difference in ranks was on account of the total score.

Magdaline Mackinnon of St. Francis Anglo Indian Girls Higher Secondary School and Rohit Rao K.P. of Stanes Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School did the district proud by scoring State ranks in Hindi. Magdaline scored 97 in Hindi to bag the State first rank. Rao scored 95 for the State third rank.

Magdaline said the State rank was a surprise to her. She had been learning Hindi since junior class. And, Rao cited the very reason for choosing Hindi. He wants to pursue computer science engineering.

S. Sanjana, Magdaline's school mate, had scored the State rank in English by scoring 92. The girl said she expected a State rank.

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