9-year-old girl wins 2 top national writing awards despite disability

9-year-old girl wins 2 top national writing awards despite disability

- Ayana Ellick, a 9-year-old girl has won 2 national awards for writing, though she was born without hands

- The brilliant girl won the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest and the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship

- Ayana, a 'self-taught' writer, was awarded a trophy together with $1,000

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A 9-year-old amazing girl from Virginia called Ayana Ellick who was born in 2009 without hands has become a sensation after winning two national writing awards.

According to Face2FaceAfrica, the brilliant young girl won the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest as well as the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.

Zaner-Bloser is reportedly an Ohio-based company that publishes research-based handwriting, reading, writing, spelling and vocabulary programs.

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Young and smart Ellick participated in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest, entering under a special needs category where she emerged on top.

It is indicated that the passionate girl who was born to Bianca and Gary, literally taught herself how to write without her hands.

With no supervision or guidance, the young girl when she started growing up, found her own way to 'handle' daily house items and also how to use the pen.

The young girl who is described as a role model by one of her teachers was awarded a trophy together with $1,000 for her amazing talent and passion.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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