MARANG - Born with half an arm, Nur Aimi Yasirah Mohd Samsor grew up wanting to be perfect like her friends. But the SMKA Marang student realised her unavoidable disability and became determined not to let it bring her down.
So, it was to the 15-year-old's delight that she scored nine As in her PMR examinations, one of only two students in the school to achieve that result.
"It is just amazing, unbelievable. I studied very hard but I never expected to score all As," said an excited Nur Aimi after receiving her results yesterday.
Nur Aimi, the second child of nine, said it was her dream to help ease the burden of her parents.
"My father works as a mechanic and my mother is a religious teacher. It would mean a lot to me if I could support them in the future, as they had never failed me," said Nur Aimi, who aspires to be an arts lecturer.
The girl, who hails from Kampung Darat Pak Chan here, said she had come to terms with her disability when she was young and refused to be seen as different from others.
"I just do not have a lower right arm. Otherwise, I am just like everyone else," she said.
A total of 22,497 students sat for the PMR in Terengganu this year.
The state scored an average grade of 2.55, an improvement from last year's 2.57, and the score also beat the national average of 2.67.