There are toppers in each school but there are others whose stories of success impress.
Take the story at Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Higher Secondary School, Mylapore.
Three examples of success despite odds at home.
Gokul K. from computer science stream whose father is a driver, secured 558/600.
S. Vishali from the commerce – business maths stream, whose father is an auto driver, secured 552/600.
Naren Karthikeyan from the computer science stream whose mother is a tailor in the local area, secured 551/600.
The topper of this school is Devi R., ( seen in the photo here) from commerce steam – with 589/600. The second place goes to both Naveen O. T. and Varshini A, from biology and commerce stream respectively. They both secured 583/600.
– Report by Smurthy Mahesh; she is a student trainee at Mylapore Times