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Apeejay, Saket students rise and shine in class 12 Boards

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“Each of our students is gem, a pearl, a fine-cut diamond, ready to sparkle the world with its shine,” announces Dr Sujeet Eric Masih, Principal, Apeejay School, Saket, reacting to the exemplary results achieved by students of class 12 in the CBSE results announced on July 30.

Masih says Apeejay School, Saket, does a lot to help students nurture, grow and develop themselves.  “Yet we need to remember that academics are always at the core of this idea and successful examination results open so many doors for the future. I am confident that our whole school community will be extremely proud of what our senior students have achieved. They have set the benchmark extremely high and this will no doubt inspire all our other students to aim for the very highest levels too,” he adds.

Apeejay Newrsoom spoke to two stream toppers from the school in a bid to discover the secrets of their success. Here is what we found.

Shashwat Shivam (18) is the topper of Apeejay School, Saket. He scored 97.4 % marks in the Science stream. He is a firm believer that if you choose the subjects out of passion, you can never fail. You will sincerely work hard to excel and vindicate the choice that you have made.

Shashwat scored 487 marks out of 500 and got 99 marks each in Chemistry and Mathematics. In Computer Science, he scored 98 marks, 96 marks in English and 95 marks in Physics. Shashwat is preparing for JEE-Advance and is taking coaching for it. He wants to become an engineer.

Shashwat says the constant support of his school, whether it’s in counselling him on a regular basis or clearing all my doubts in his studies, helped him succeed. “In online lessons, I got an opportunity to revisit the classes using the recordings,” he said.

Sharing his everyday schedule while preparing for the Boards, Shashwat said it is not important to devote long hours to study, but take each second sincerely even if it is studying for 3-4 hours a day. I don’t think that I have done self-study for more than eight hours a day.  I have divided the number of hours equally between studying for the Boards and preparing for entrance examinations,” he said.

For his success Shashwat would like to give credit to his parents and his passion for these subjects. “My father is a vice president in a real estate company while my mother is a housewife. I have a strong foundation of scientific aptitude because of my parents. They have never put pressure on me,” he elaborates.

Aranav Kapoor (18), who was the head boy of the school, scored 96.8% in class 12. He is the topper in the Commerce stream with 484 marks. With both his parents employed in the banking profession, he developed an interest in finance and stock markets.

“Finance and stock markets excite me. I spend my time on a stock marketing simulator as well to get the real-time experience, he said.

Aranav says he belongs to a middle class family and his parents have pinned a lot of expectations on him. He scored 99 marks in Economics and Business Studies, 96 marks in English and 95 marks in Maths and Accountancy each.

“I want to become the CFO of a company and for that I know how much hard work I have to put into it. I will do my BSc in Finance to put the first step forward towards achieving my goal,” he said.

“The school has given me a platform to explore my skills. I have always bagged the top position in competitions. It made me learn leadership qualities and time management skills. Also, I became more confident about myself,” he said.

Asked about his success mantras, Aranav reveals, “Being consistent throughout the year and being determined is all that is required. You need to constantly motivate yourself. For instance, I get my inspiration by reading or knowing more about the top business honchos or CEOs.”

Giving tips to students, Aranav adds, “One must understand the path between where you are and where you want to go. Accordingly work upon it.”

“Regular mentoring by teachers, extra classes, target-oriented sessions, repeated assessments, strict online examination practices, generating a sense of integrity and preparing students with an approach to go in for physical examinations helped us achieve such brilliant results. Peer buddy approach, alternating classes by different subject teachers are a few of the major navigation yardsticks adopted.”

– Dr Sujeet Eric Masih, Principal, Apeejay School, Saket

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