Punithavathy, of Little Flower Convent, dreams of becoming a computer engineer.
A state level athlete, she put off her regular practice for a while to cram for exams. And it produced results as she scored 381/400 earning the second rank in school. The girl, who was found to be speech and hearing impaired when she was in her mother’s womb, was born to S Murugesan, a printing press employee, and M Latha.
A mark short is Meena, whose love for Maths and Social Science took her closer to realising her dream of becoming a computer expert. Born to K Selvam, a plumbing contractor, and Kamala, she woke up at 6 am to study. Preparing with what she had learnt in class and no special tuition, she abstained from watching her favourite TV shows till her exams got over.
A Tamil medium student, she wishes to go through a year studying English after her Plus Two before she enrolls herself in college. “I want to work in a big office,” she said in sign language.