Nothing stops go-getters, even if it means physical challenges. They are only stepping stones for hearing impaired students - Dawood Ibrahim, S. Subashini and A.S. Javeed Rahman, who have come out with flying colours in the Plus Two State Board Public Examination 2011.

Dawood Ibrahim of Sri Ramakrishna Mission (Main) School has scored 1120 marks to become school first. He has scored 165 in English, 180 in Tamil, 199 in Accountancy, 195 in Business Studies, 192 in Commerce and 190 in Economics. Dawood wants to make a career in C.A. and has applied for B.Com at Loyola College.

“He wants to study C.A. after completing graduation, by which time he would have gained knowledge and confidence,” says Ms. Kaiser, Dawood's mother, who runs tuition in the evenings. Dawood expected a centum in the core subjects, says his mother. Dawood, who had studied in Tamil medium, until Class XI had to spend more time in understanding the English language. “However, he did not want to go tuition and preferred to learn from his teachers,” adds Ms. Kaiser.

Dawood lost his hearing sense when he was two-years old. But his mother, a single parent, ensured that her son got the best of the education. He studied in special school till six years and later in regular schools. Kaiser says that he learnt the concepts through lip reading. His interests lie in sports such as chess, carrom and cricket. “He is up-to-date in international and domestic cricket,” his mother adds. She can be reached at 97899 17786.

Ajay School

S. Subashini and A.S. Javeed Rahman of Ajay Higher Secondary School for the Hearing Impaired, Officer's Colony, Anna Nagar, have scored centum in commerce and accountancy respectively. Three students of the School have got more than 90 per cent.