Girl With No Hands Wins National Penmanship Award

WEST MIFFLIN, Penn. (TRP) – In what should serve as a testament that can’t is just a word underachievers use, a Pennsylvania 1st grader isn’t letting anything – including an apparent disability – get in her way.

This week, 7-year-old Annie Clark won a national handwriting award from the Zaner-Bloser language arts and reading company. We should also mention, Annie was born with no hands.

In addition to bragging rights, the pint-sized first grader walked away with a trophy and $1,000. Clark received the honor during a surprise assembly at her school Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was there to cover the event and reported:

When the purpose of the assembly was announced and Annie’s name was called, she appeared stunned and overwhelmed as she quietly made her way to the front to accept her trophy and a bouquet of flowers, dressed in a ruffled white skirt and bright golden blouse. Initially she left the assembly with her classmates because she didn’t want to miss math class.

Not even an assembly to tout how awesome she is can stop her from being a scholar. You go girl.


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Author:Andrew Ramos

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