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Subject: Girl born without hands wins penmanship award
|Details, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
By all accounts, Annie Clark, 7, a first-grader at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin, is a hard-working and determined student who makes a point of learning from her mistakes and strives for perfection in her work.
So on the surface, it should come as no surprise that she won a national handwriting award from the Zaner-Bloser language arts and reading company. That is, of course, if you didn’t know that she was born with no hands.
On Wednesday, Annie received one of two national handwriting awards the Zaner-Bloser firm offered for the first time this year to disabled students. The other went to a student in Eastlake, Ohio, who has a visual impairment.
Annie’s siblings, classmates, teachers and family couldn’t be happier for her. The determined seven-year-old is stopping here. She has big dreams of becoming an author, according to her teacher.
“This has given her a real sense of confidence,” he mother, Mary Ellen Clark said. “She is just proud to be her and as a parent, I’m just thrilled with that.”
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