Student Born Without Hands Wins Handwriting Award

Apr 07, 2011
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Fifth-grader Nicholas Maxim received a unique award Monday for his participation in Zaner-Bloser’s 20th annual National Handwriting Contest.

Cheryl Hasenfus,  principal of Readfield Elementary School says:

“We submitted his entry because we felt his penmanship was amazing considering he completes most of his work without using his prostheses.”

While not using his prostheses, Nicholas writes by holding a pen or pencil between his upper arms.

Inspired by his ability, Zaner-Bloser has decided to create a new award category in his honor: Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellent Penmanship.

Author: Jennifer Green



  • BobLujano

    Keep up the good work Nick!