boy with no hands aces penmanship (WCSH video)Despite having been born without lower arms, fifth-grader Nicholas Maxim received an award Monday from the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

The judges were so moved by the entry – sent by Nick’s teacher – they created an entirely new award for physically-challenged kids, and named it after the Maine youngster.

The trophy was presented to Nick in front of a packed gymnasium Monday.

Nick loves to draw and wants to illustrate comic books one day. He places the pencil between his upper arms, using his chin to keep the pencil steady.

WATCH the video below, or read the story at WCSH

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