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Class 10 students at Apeejay School, Rama Mandi, make families, alma mater proud



The class 10 students of Apeejay School, Rama Mandi, Jalandhar have made their parents and alma mater proud by securing 100% results at the AISSE Board Examination.

Apart from the individual accolades, looking at the big picture, some of the highlights of the school’s results include 23% students securing 90% and above in aggregate, 75% distinctions in Hindi, 73% distinctions in IT, 69% distinctions in English and 65% distinctions in Social Science.

Principal Ms. Sangeeta Nistandra has congratulated the students on their outstanding achievement. “Facing challenges with strength, determination and confidence is what matters, and you have done it. Congratulations!”

The Apeejay newsroom team decided to pick the minds of a few good toppers about their exciting performance.
Yugta, who goes by just one name, topped the school with 97% marks in aggregate. She bagged a stunning high score in Social Science with 99 marks. Along with this, Yukta scored 97 in Punjabi, 96 in English and 95 in Science.
Going forward, Yugta wants to explore a career in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). “I have grown up thinking of becoming an IAS officer because I want to fulfil my late grandfather’s dream. He was a gram panchayat officer and wanted me to become an IAS officer, but unfortunately he passed away when I was very young,” says Yugta.
Yugta’s father is employed as a block development officer in Punjab and her mother teaches Social Science at a government school in the state. “Still my mother didn’t have time to teach me social science during my class 10 Boards. I didn’t go in for any tuition classes either. So, my mother was pleasantly surprised when my highest score came in Social Science, a subject that she teaches.”

Sumit Singh Johal, who stood second with 92.6% aggregate and scored an impressive 98 in Social Science and 95 in English, says social media can be a big distraction for teenagers who are preparing for the class 10 Boards. “Playing games and posting on social media can become addictive and affect one’s preparation. So, on the advice of my mother and my teachers, I deleted games such as Marvel Future Fight and deactivated my Instagram account a few months before the class 10 Board exams.”

Arveen Kaur, who got an aggregate of 92.4%, scored an impressive 95 in Information Technology. She also got good scores of 93 in Social Science and 91 in Punjabi. Quizzed about her future plans, Kaur says she wants to be a chartered accountant since most people in her family are engaged in professions conventionally perceived as good such as engineering and medicine. “Many of my family members, including my father are engineers. It was my dream to do something different than being a doctor or an engineer.”
There is another reason that Kaur has opted for the Commerce stream in class 11. “Taking an exam for chartered accountancy can provide me more than one opportunity to take the exam in another category such as ICWA etc. So, it is a more versatile stream than Science or Humanities in my view.”
Talking about the shift to online learning, Kaur says the teachers at Apeejay helped make the transition painless and smooth. “Our teachers were very supportive. They gave us extra assignments that helped us understand concepts better.”

“Facing challenges with strength, determination and confidence is what matters, and you have done it. Congratulations!”

-Sangeeta Nistandra, Principal, Apeejay School, Rama Mandi

Aasheesh Sharma is a seasoned journalist with an experience of more than 25 years spread over newspapers, news agencies, magazines and television. He has worked in leadership positions in media groups such as Hindustan Times, India Today, Times of India, NDTV, UNI and IANS. He is a published author and his essay on the longest train journey in India was included in an anthology of writings on the railways, brought out by Rupa Publications. As the Editor of Apeejay Newsroom, he is responsible for coverage of the latest news and developments in the Apeejay institutions. He can be reached at [email protected]. He tweets @Aasheesh74