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Special needs student recognized for handwriting skills

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. -

A special-needs student from Morehead City was recognized on Monday for his hand-writing skills.

Alex Girolamo, a 5th grader from St. Egbert Catholic School in Morehead City, was born with spastic cerebral palsy, but has worked hard to master cursive, which he didn't begin learning until last year.  He's one of two students in the country recognized by Zaner-Bloser, a subsidiary of Highlights for Children.    

"Alex likes doing cursive and he says it's beautiful and it's fast," said Mary Barber, Alex's teacher.  "Alex is one of those students who touches everyone's heart.  He always has a smile on his face and he's an absolute joy to be around.  He sees his writing as a positive reflection of him."

On Monday, a representative from Zaner-Bloser presented Alex with a trophy at a $1,000 check.  The other winner was a student from New York. 

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