Hannah Alice Simon, a girl from Kochi district of Kerala has secured first rank in class 12th Board examinations in the disabled category. She is a motivational speaker, a singer, and a YouTuber. Despite her underlying condition of ‘Microphthalmia’, Hannah scored 496 out of 500 in CBSE class 12 Exam. While talking to ANI, Hannah Alice Simon said, “My parents made this choice for me. When you study in a special school for 12 years you are cut off from the rest of the world. So, my parents thought that instead of shifting from a special school to a normal school, it was better to study in a normal school from the beginning.” “That had its own challenges. I was bullied when I was young and other students kept me at a distance. But I knew I would face these challenges in my life, so facing them from early childhood has made me strong to face the bigger challenges of life,” she added.