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Grade record broken at Reykjavík high school

Rósa Björk Thórólfsdóttir graduated from the high school Menntaskólinn vid Hamrahlíd (MH) in Reykjavík on Saturday with a final mark of 9.86 out of 10. No student at the school has graduated with such a high mark before.

Last week a student at Kvennaskólinn high school in Reykjavík, Nanna Einarsdóttir, graduated with a final mark of 10.00, the highest mark possible, as reported on

Thórólfsdóttir graduated from the department of natural sciences with special emphasis on mathematics and physics. She graduated after three years, while most high school students in Iceland finish their studies in four years, Morgunbladid reports.

“I’m used to having a lot to do and I like being busy, so it suited me well,” Thórólfsdóttir said. She also practices athletics with Reykjavík sports club Ármann.

Thórólfsdóttir plans to take an entrance examination for medicine at the University of Iceland next fall and take a language course in Spain this summer. “I’m very interested in mathematics, but I’m also interested in working in health care,” she said.

On Saturday, 154 students graduated from MH. Birna Thórisdóttir had the second highest mark with 9.59. She also graduated from the natural science department after three years of study.

Ten students graduated from MH with distinction in total this year, with a final mark of 9.00 or higher.

Most high school students in Iceland graduate in May and June and wear specifically designed white hats at the occasion.

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