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Girl Without Hands Wins 'Exceptional Handwriting' Award

by VR Sreeraman on  April 21, 2012 at 8:16 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Seven-year-old Pennsylvanian girl with no hands has won a national penmanship award.

On Wednesday, Annie Clark, became the first recipient of the Nicholas Maxim Award, a prize from educational publisher Zaner-Bloser Inc. that recognizes disabled students with exceptional handwriting.
 Girl Without Hands Wins 'Exceptional Handwriting' Award
Girl Without Hands Wins 'Exceptional Handwriting' Award
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Annie, who writes by wedging a pencil between her two arms, accepted the award that include a trophy and 1,000 dollars case prize from the basketball court at Wilson Christian Academy, People Magazine reported.

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Students and faculty cheered her as she receives the award wearing all yellow in honor of the school's colors.

"Annie has always been very, very determined, very self-sufficient in dressing herself and feeding herself," her dad Tom told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"She can ride a bike. She swims. She is just determined that there's nothing she can't do," he added.

Born to a family of nine children, Annie is a sister to five other siblings adopted from China.

Most of Annie's siblings - including children born biologically to her parents - also have disabilities.

Source: ANI
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