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Unexpected but elated: HSLC topper Keneino Thorie

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HSLC topper Keneino Thorie

KOHIMA, JULY 20: Keneino Thorie of Trinity School, Kohima, has secured the No. 1 position in the HSLC 2021 results declared on July 20.
Speaking to Nagaland Page at her residence hours after the results were declared, Thorie said that based on her performance, she wasn’t expecting to find her name even in the Top 20.


“I was informed by a friend that I secured the top position and I still could not believe it; and hours later, I could confirm that it was my name at the top of the list. I am still overjoyed and still have that feeling of elation”, she shared.
Keneino Thorie is the daughter of Kuolhoulie Thorie and Khrieno Thorie, hailing from Kigwema Village.
While crediting her success to God, Thorie said that on normal days, she used to study 4-5 hours and 2 months before the exams, she studied for 9-10 hours a day. “In the two months before any exams, I make sure that I wake up at 4 a.m. and study till 6-7 a.m., go to school and try to squeeze in couple of study hours before dinner after which I make sure that I fulfil the hours I have planned for myself”, she added.
Thorie admitted that Math was the most challenging subject for her but was able to overcome the challenges since her siblings were always there to help her out.
Her elder sisters, Kethono and Kesino secured the Top 7 and Top 9 in the HSLC exam in 2015 and 2019 respectively.
“While my siblings were always there to help me out when I faced obstacles, YouTube and Google have also been great avenues for me to clear my doubts and understand things better”, she added.
When asked about her experience of online and distance learning, Thorie said she had faced challenges in ways where she cannot approach her teachers to clear her doubts. Also, it is easy to get distracted in online learning as there are many unseen factors outside the purview of the classroom, she added.
She also informed that her favourite subject was Social Sciences as it provides studies in people, politics, history and geography. “In this sense, I have made up my mind to take up Arts at Northfield School, Kohima, and if everything goes according to plan, I want to be in the Civil Services because I feel that it is great platform to help the people in need”, she added.


The fact that three children from the same family has secured top positions in HSLC exam may suggest that that parents of the children might have very specific methods to ensure the kind of success the family has achieved over the years. However, this is not the case.
The father, Kuolhoulie Thorie said he never felt that he did anything extra to achieve the kind of success his daughters have achieved in their academic life. “As parents and children, we all have the understanding that education differs between generations, so I am not a source of knowledge for my daughters but I advise them to think what will be best in their own individual life and pursue it.”
“Also, credit must be given to the mother as her management of the household and the family has ensured that our children can achieve the kind of success they have achieved so far”, he added.
(Page News Service)

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