Handless seven-year-old girl wins US handwriting contest
Anaya Ellick’s perfect penmanship would make any parent or teacher proud, but what’s extraordinary is the way the 7-year-old writes without hands at all.
Seven-year-old Anaya Ellick, who was born with no hands and does not use prostheses, recently won a national penmanship contest.
Holding the pencil between her wrists, the first-grader at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Va., formed neat, careful letters, earning her the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship. The award is one of several that the educational company Zaner-Bloser gives out every year.