Anaya Ellick is the proud winner of the Nicholas Maxim national writing contest in the US for the second time. Anaya, 9 years old, does not even have the hands, the feat is breathtaking.
Anaya does not use a prosthesis because, she says, they slow her down. And clearly, she does not need it. With a pencil between her wrists, Greenbrier Christian Academy’s schoolgirl in Chesapeake, Virginia, recently won the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Cursive Writing Excellence.
Her teacher told WVEC that she had worked hard to learn the cursive so she could participate in the cursive category . “Anaya is a role model for everyone , “ said teacher Sarah Cannaday. “Her classmates see her doing the same tasks and they are often surprised that she can do as well as they do, sometimes even better. “
Just take a look at Anaya’s cursive skills.
This is not his first victory for writing
Anaya won the same prize two years ago. Competition Director Kathleen Wright told ABC News in 2016 that the judges were “stunned” when they saw Anaya’s entry. “Her writing sample was comparable to someone with hands,” she said.
” Anaya is a remarkable young woman who does not let anything interfere with what she plans to do,”said Tracy Cox, director of Greenbrier Christian Academy, in a press release. “She is a hard worker and has the best writing in her class, her determination is a source of inspiration for all of us at GCA.”