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Pa. girl born without hands wins penmanship award
Pittsburgh-area girl, 7, born without hands wins penmanship award sponsored by textbook firm
By The Associated Press

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) ' A Pittsburgh-area girl who was born without hands has won a penmanship award ' and $1,000 ' from a company that publishes language arts and reading textbooks.

Zaner-Bloser Inc. recognized 7-year-old Annie Clark at Wilson Christian Academy in West Mifflin on Wednesday.

After the ceremony, Clark demonstrated her ability to write by manipulating a pencil between her forearms.



The girl's parents, Tom and Mary Ellen Clark, have nine children ' three biological and six adopted from China, including Annie. They say the girl uses a similar method to feed and dress herself and to paint her toenails.

Clark is the first winner of an award named for Nicholas Maxim. Nicholas was a Maine fifth-grader born without hands or lower arms who entered the company's penmanship contest last year.


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