Handless First Grader Wins Handwriting Competition, Reminding Us All To Never Give Up [Video]

Anaya Ellick is living proof that #BlackGirlMagic makes anything possible.

Anaya Ellick

Seven-year-old Anaya Ellick, first grade student at the Greenbrier Christian Academy in Virginia, recently won a handwriting competition – holding the pencil between her arms, as she does not have hands.  Ellick was up against fifty other students in the category for students struggling with cognitive delays or physical/developmental disabilities for the Nicholas Maxim Special Award For Excellence in Manuscript Penmanship.

School Principal Tracy Cox praised this unstoppable youngster: “She is a hard worker. She is determined. She is independent. She is a vivacious and a no-excuses type of young lady.” Her mother Bianca Middleton, is equally proud, telling WTKR that her daughter ties her shoes and gets dressed by herself. Competition director Kathleen Wright confessed that all of the judges were stunned by Ellick’s great handwriting, considering that she relies entirely upon her arms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QTOYGAsEuM

This brilliant little girl is yet another reminder that the only thing standing between us and our dreams are our fears – and if she can overcome her, we can to.

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