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Girl Without Hands Wins National Handwriting Award


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Annie Clark was born with no hands, but that’s not stopping the Pennsylvania first-grader who just won a national penmanship contest.

Clark, 7, was honored this week by Zaner-Bloser, an education publishing company, as one of two winners of its annual handwriting contest for students with disabilities. She received a trophy and a $1,000 prize.

Despite her disability, Clark’s parents say she’s committed to doing for herself.

In order to write, Clark wedges a pencil between the ends of her arms. She uses a similar technique to do everything from eating to dressing and painting her toenails. Admittedly, Clark says she must take her time when writing.

“She can ride a bike. She swims. She is just determined that there’s nothing she can’t do,” Clark’s father told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. To read more click here.

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