Almora’s Shashita Sadaf emerged as the state topper in the Class 10 examination results declared by the CBSE on Tuesday. Shashita, a student of Army School at Ranikhet in Almora district, scored 497 marks out of 500, which comes to 99.4 percent. She got the third position in the country. She scored 100% marks in English, Science and Social Studies, 99 marks in Hindi and 98 in Maths.A native of Odisha, she is currently enrolled with a school in Rudrapur for senior secondary education and also taking competitive coaching for medical examinations. “I want to pursue medicine,” she said. Her father SJ Karim is a subedar in the Army and posted at Ranikhet.The second position in the state was shared by three students. They are Ayush Sharma of Acharyakulam NR Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, Vanshita Joshi of Nirmala Convent Senior Secondary School at Kathgodam in Nainital and Nandini Gupta of RAN Public School in Rudrapur, US Nagar. All three students scored 496 marks.Vanshita, who aims to become a doctor, scored 100% in Mathematics and Science. “It’s my dream to become a doctor. I wish to pursue a career in the field so that I could benefit the society directly,” she said. Displeased with the lack of doctors in hilly areas of Uttarakhand, she said, “We youngsters have a lot more responsibility. I appeal and want every doctor to get posted in hills where patients are economically weak to take services of high-end medical units based largely in plain areas.”Nandini wants to become an aeronautical engineer. “I studied meticulously. I took breaks as well. Scoring highest does not have a single formula; it also means believing in yourself and a lot of self-study,” she said. She gives credit for the outstanding achievement to her parents and teachers. Both her parents are doctors, but she seeks a different field because of her interest.