10-year-old girl born with no hands wins national handwriting competition

Sara Hinesley, a third-grade student in Maryland, won the Nicholas Maxim Award in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
1:53 | 04/25/19

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Finally tonight, the 10-year-old girl, fearless, hungry for the next challenge, teaching us all what it means to be America strong. Take a good look at this it just won a national award. You may not be able to tell, but it is far from average. Sort of like the little girl who penned it. Sara Hinesley, born without hands. I think's it's kind of easy. Sometimes kind of hard. Reporter: Sara, who attends St. John regional catholic in Frederick, Maryland, will add to had school's trophy collection for her award in the cursive category. Things I can't do, I try to figure out what way I can do it and try my best to make it work. Reporter: From arts and crafts, to rock climbing, riding a bike, even just messing around on the iPhone. I like to play. I like to watch TV. Reporter: She's only 10 years old, but what a story already. Arriving from China, speaking only mandarin. Her sister, Veronica, also adopted, she's from Russia. They have a special handshake and an amazing bond. For her science fair project, Veronica built Sara an artificial hand, so the two could play more together. The artificial hand I made out of molding clay so she could catch a ping-pong ball. Any time I fail, I just keep doing it with Veronica cheering on me. I can always get to the top. Reporter: A message she shared with other kids after winning that handwriting award. I like to write by hand because I like to be challenged and overcome my challenges. Reporter: So when you look back at this handwriting, now you can see it. There is nothing average about it. It's spectacular, just like Sara. I just try my hardest and put my mind to it and this is what happens. And we thank Sara and her family for sharing that stostory. We thank you for watching. I'm Tom llamas. I hope to see you right back here tomorrow. For David and all of us here, good night.

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