The long weeks of anticipation and restlessness have ended in jubilation for the batch of 2018-19 as the results for the ISC examinations were declared by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations at 3 PM on Tuesday, May 6, 2019. The stellar performance of Class 12 in the ISC examinations has been outstanding indeed and also hugely encouraging for all stakeholders of the School.
Chaitanya Gupta of the Humanities Stream has attained the All India Rank 3 and is the Tri-city topper with a stunning 99.5%. The Humanities top ranker in the 2nd position is Megha Verma with 95%, while the 3rd position is shared by Rhea Kapoor and Navya Chawla, with 93.75% each.
Akshit Chhabra of the Medical Stream is the Tri-city Topper, having achieved a superlative 96.25%. In 2nd position is Simran Saggi with 92.25%. School top rankers in the Non Medical Stream are Soumya Nayyar with 95.75%, followed by three students sharing the 2nd position, Ansh Gupta, Devansh Gupta and Gulneet Kaur Gulati with a score of 94.50% each. Aryamaan Singh Pasricha, with 90% is in the 3rd position.
The top rankers in the Commerce Stream of the School are Grisha Garg with 96%, Pranav Walia and Mannat Jain have secured the 2nd and 3rd position with 94.25% and 93.50%, respectively.
Undoubtedly, with 50% of the total number of students achieving an aggregate of over 90%, the results have been excellent. The class average of 88% in all the three streams is an exemplary achievement by our young scholars.
The IC3 Regional Conference in Chandigarh, was hosted for the second consecutive year by Strawberry Fields High School. The IC3 Regional Forums feature insightful sessions that focus on professional development for career counsellors and high school leaders. The forums are platform to network, learn more about best practices and, stay up-to-date with the latest trends in career and college counselling.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Ganesh Kohli, Founding President, IC3 Movement and Chair, 2019 IC3 Conference, stressed upon the role of school leaders and counsellors in helping students prepare for as seamless a transition as possible, when stepping out from the cloistered existence within their schools into the often-daunting world of tertiary education.
Illustrious speakers included Mr. Rahul Gill, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Candi Solar, Dr. Ananya Dasgupta, Associate Professor Literature and Director of Writing Centre, Krea University, Prof. Saikat Majumdar, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Ashoka University and Dr. Akshay Anand, Professor, PGIMER, Chandigarh, amongst others.
Prof. Saikat Majumdar also conducted a thoroughly engaging workshop on creative writing for students of the high school, on the side lines of the conference.
The school career counselling department organised a mini college fair for students from the high school in the Newton Hall. Representatives of leading universities from India, USA, and the UK met students and their parents for an extremely productive and well appreciated interaction. The college fairs are a regular feature at school that both parents and students look forward to, in great anticipation.
As an added value to the event, Dr. Siddharth Shekhar Singhan Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Marketing at the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and Mohali, India met parents for a discussion about helping students prepare for tertiary education. Sharing interesting anecdotes from his own rich and varied experiences in choosing and changing careers, he answered queries from a parent’s perspective as well, since his son, upon completion of his schooling at SFHS, is now on the threshold of choosing courses for further study.
We can feel the sense of trepidation each child and his/her parent feels when results are due. For us, every child remains a winner having gone through the stress and pressure of our examination system. Results are also inevitably a time for us to be humbled as we see students outdo themselves. I for one, could never have got the kind of scores these students unfailingly get. Congratulations to the toppers and front runners and all those who worked hard and survived the pressure. Our good wishes to them as they step into the world that awaits them.