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Another year and another school from rural Meghalaya tops HSSLC Arts stream

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Shillong, May 26: The results for the Arts stream of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination, 2023 of Meghalaya Board of School Education (MBOSE) were declared on Friday morning. This year Larisa Lamin of Adventist Higher Secondary School, Thadlaskein in West Jaintia Hills topped the Arts stream with 450 marks.

This is the second year in a row that a school from rural Meghalaya has topped the HSSLC Arts stream, with Tura taking the top spot last year. Last year, Ramyank Nilabh Chakraborty of Don Bosco College, Tura secured the top spot with 460 marks, with letters in English, Political Science, Geography, Sociology and Economics.

This is a gradual shift from the predominantly good performance by schools based in School in East Khasi Hills, who had hogged all the lime light in the past.

Avelyne Francisca Khriam along with her parents

This year, Avelyne Francisca Khriam and Deinamesha Hynniewta of St Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong were placed in the second and third position by scoring 449 and 446 marks, respectively.

The fourth position was bagged jointly by Dasukmynsiem Dkhar of Anderson Higher Secondary School, Upper New Nongstoin in West Khasi Hills, and Banpynshngainlang Thangkhiew of Patharkhmah Govt. Higher Secondary School, Patharkhmah in Ri Bhoi with 445 marks each.

The 5th spot was taken by Arman Suchiang of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong with 439 marks.

The 6th spot was shared by three students of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, who scored 434 marks each. They are Talinungsang Imchen, Ankita Das, and Ankita Kar.

The 7th spot was bagged by Aaron Raphael Diengdoh of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong with 431 marks, while the 8th spot was taken by Phitoriakor Kharmujai with 428 marks, a private candidate.

Two students secured the 9th spot – Daryl Elijah G Momin of St. Anthony’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, and Kelhousanyu Kuotsu of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, both securing 427 marks each.

The 10th spot was also secured by two students, both of whom scored 426 marks each. They are Riwaka Tangsong of St. Edmund’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong, and Mebankhraw Mark Lyngdoh Kynshi of St. Gabriel’s Higher Secondary School, Shillong.
On the other hand, the overall pass percentage in the HSSLC Arts examination was registered at 80.30 percent, a slight dip from last year’s 81.17 percent.

20,425 of 25,434 students from 246 schools who gave the HSSLC exams held in 105 centres were declared successful by the Board.

Also, Eastern West Khasi Hills District recorded the highest pass percentage at 91.64 percent while South Garo Hills is the lowest with only 49.23 percent.

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