Times Of India : Apr 8, 2017, 06.17 AM IST

A class 12 student of Bethany High School has bagged first rank in an international Olympiad for her outstanding performance in English.

Rukaiya Abuwala, 17, topped the Science Olympiad Foundation‘s (SoF) seventh International English Olympiad by beating students from 42,800 schools across 1,400 cities in 25 countries. “I love reading. Many times, I have been caught reading secretly in class,” she told TOI.

Thanking her teachers and parents for their support, Rukaiya said she hadn’t expected to bag the first rank. “At first, I was shocked when I heard that I had topped,” said the teenager who writes regularly for her school magazine.

A huge fan of author Dan Brown and crime novels, she prefers writers who are not well known. “I didn’t do any exclusive preparation for the Olympiad. I just continued to read books,” the student said.

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Conquering the English Olympiad