Maine 5th Grader Inspires Zaner-Bloser to Create a New Special Penmanship Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — While more than 200,000 students are awaiting the results of Zaner-Bloser’s 20th annual National Handwriting Contest, a 5th-grader in Readfield, Maine received a special award for his participation in this year’s competition.  During a school assembly on April 4th, Readfield Elementary School principal, Cheryl Hasenfus, presented a trophy to Nicholas Maxim on behalf of Zaner-Bloser for his excellent penmanship, an even more significant accomplishment because he was born without hands and lower arms.

Zaner-Bloser received an entry from Nicholas Maxim’s principal in January 2011 after the contest began.  His penmanship looked comparable to most students his age.

“We submitted his entry because we felt his penmanship was amazing considering he completes most of his work without using his prostheses,” says Cheryl Hasenfus, Readfield Elementary School Principal. [continued…]

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