Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest in the News

News for 2019

ABC News America Strong - 10-year-old girl born with no hands wins national handwriting competition (Video)

NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt - 10-year-old wins handwriting prize against all odds
10-year-old Sara Hinesley was born without hands, but takes a lot of pride in her perfect penmanship. Today, her hard work paid off when she was awarded a national prize for handwriting.

The Washington Post - This 10-year-old Maryland girl who was born without hands just won a national handwriting competition
Sara Hinesley is the first student from her Frederick school to win the award.

National Public Radio - National Handwriting Competition Won By Girl Without Hands
Sara Hinesley, who goes to school in Frederick, Md., says writing in cursive is "kind of easy." She told WJZ-TV in Baltimore, "I just try my hardest and put my mind to it, and this is what happens."

People - 'Amazing' 10-Year-Old Girl Born with No Hands Wins Handwriting Contest: 'I Just Try My Hardest'
Sara Hinesley, a third-grader who was born with no hands, recently won a national handwriting award for her impressive cursive skills

CNN - This 10-year-old girl was born with no hands. She just won a national handwriting competition
A 10-year-old girl who was born without hands has proven that she can complete tasks as well as anyone else -- if not better.

Time - Girl Born Without Hands Won National Handwriting Competition Because Nothing Can Stop Her
Parents and educators have been worrying about the “dying art” of handwriting for years, as smartphones and laptops have lead some classrooms to spend less and less time on teaching the fine art of writing in cursive.

National Handwriting Contest Grand National Champions

Insider - The 10 winners of the National Handwriting Contest will make you want to practice your penmanship
In an effort to celebrate the fine art of proper penmanship, the educational company Zaner-Bloser established a national handwriting contest.

Olean Times Herald - Olean kindergartener has best handwriting in country, says Zaner-Bloser contest
East View Elementary School kindergartener Aisha Aylin was recently named kindergarten grand national champion for the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Hilton Head Monthly - Bluffton First-Grader Wins National Handwriting Contest
Atticus Enfinger, a first-grader from Bluffton Elementary School, was the national grade-level champion in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest

The Tablet - It’s All in the ‘Fine Print’ for Holy Family Student
Philip Saffian, a second-grader at Holy Family Catholic Academy, Fresh Meadows, has the “write” stuff.

Santa Maria Times - Textbook perfect: Valley Christian Academy third grader has best handwriting in the country for her age
Eight-year-old Norah Mason has the best handwriting in the country for her age.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Neat: St. Charles County student wins national penmanship title
Maggie, a fourth-grader at Immaculate Conception of Dardenne in St. Charles County, won the national title for her grade in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

The News & Observer - At a time when cursive handwriting is on the wane, she loves it. And excels at it.
Sage Collier, a sixth-grade student at Grace Christian School, was named a national champion in the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Capital Gazette - Gambrills eighth grader wins national handwriting competition
Joe Robuck, 14, smiles with a trophy he won after being named a Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest winner.

South Bend Tribune - Cursive champ: Student at South Bend's Corpus Christi wins national handwriting honor
Practice has paid off for Lauren, who was recently named the champion of her grade level in a national handwriting contest.

National Handwriting Contest Semifinalists

Michigan Live - Michigan first-grader prints her way to national handwriting prize
Plymouth Christian Elementary School recognized one of its own on Friday, May 31, with a surprise announcement at the school’s end-of-year awards assembly.

NJ Advance Media - This N.J. 4th grader has some of the best handwriting in the country
Jenny Xu, a fourth-grader from Cherry Hill Elementary School, was chosen as a semifinalist in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Newark Post - Newark sixth-grader recognized for perfect penmanship
Aoife McGurk, a sixth-grade student at Christ the Teacher Catholic School, was recognized for her perfect penmanship in a national handwriting competition.

Redwood Falls Gazette Red Rock Central student is handwriting contest semifinalist
Bragging rights have been awarded recently to 18 students across the U.S. for having the best handwriting in the country.

Norwalk Reflector - 8th grader wins national handwriting contest
Monroeville Junior High School eighth-grader recognized at school assembly friday morning.

News for 2018

CBS New York - North Bergen, N.J. Third Grader Wins National Cursive Writing Contest
9-Year-Old Edbert Aquino Does His School, Academy Of Our Lady Of Grace In Fairlawn, Proud

The Star Tribune - The write stuff: Hopkins kindergartner wins national handwriting contest
The Hopkins kindergartner's entry, judged the best from among roughly 18,000 others, won the annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for her grade level.

East Valley Tribune - Mesa girl wins handwriting contest
Emma Laird, a second-grade student at Pilgrim Lutheran School in Mesa, won $500 and the Nicholas Maxim Award for special needs students in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

KPIX-TV, San Francisco - 9-Year-Old Girl With No Hands Wins National Handwriting Contest
The nine-year-old from Virginia just won the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest’s Nicholas Maxim Award. The third-grader’s cursive handwriting was chosen as the nation’s best among students with special needs.

Victoria Advocate - Area handwriting champions out-pen competition
Our Lady of Victory Catholic School seventh-grader Benjie Corpuz is well-written with the write stuff.

Yahoo News UK - 9-Year-Old Virginia Girl Born Without Hands Wins National Handwriting Contest
Anaya Ellick, 9, participated in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest under a special needs category and took out the penmanship prize on Wednesday.

The Miami Herald - Third-grader was born with no hands — and just won an award for her cursive writing
A Chesapeake, Virginia, third-grader has won two national awards for her exceptional skill in handwriting. That's pretty remarkable on its own — except there's also the fact she was born without hands.

WTKR-TV - Chesapeake child born without hands uses penmanship to overcome challenges
A Virginia third grader, who was born without hands, just won the national award for her impeccable cursive writing.

WXXV-TV - Good Cursive Wins Woolmarket Student State Title
Sixth grader Prince Warren was told he was the Mississippi grade-level winner of the contest during a special surprise.

Ozark Radio News - WPE student claims 2nd grade handwriting award
Luke Skeeters, a 2nd grader at West Plains Elementary School, has the best handwriting of 2nd graders in the state of Missouri. 

The Town Lively - Yerkes Wins Handwriting Contest
Garrett Yerkes, a first-grade student at West Fallowfield Christian School, has been named Pennsylvania's first-grade winner for private schools in the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. 

The Dallas Post - Three Lehman-Jackson Elementary students among winners of handwriting contest
Three students found out they were among the winners of the state level Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest and will advance to the semi-final national round.

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise - St. John students recognized in handwriting contest
Six Bartlesville St. John Catholic students are state finalists in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. Their handwriting samples have been entered into the national competition. 

WTAP-TV - Belmont student wins award in national handwriting contest
Elizabeth Gray is a first-grade state winner in the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. She will represent West Virginia and compete against other first-graders in the national competition. 

KSDK-TV - Cursive won't become a lost art at this school
Kirk Day School in Town and County has a rich history of students being honored for handwriting. In the past five years, several students have been honored with state and national honors in the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

News for 2017

Cornerstone Prep student wins first place in Handwriting Contest
Seventh grader Suzanne Whitney from Kennesaw, Georgia, won the state prize for her excellence in handwriting. This is the third year a student from Cornerstore Preparatory has won the state title in the National Handwriting Contest.

Hayes Elementary student national semifinalist in handwriting contest
Third-grader Emma Sullivan is named semi-finalist in the National Handwriting Contest for her superb cursive handwriting.

Mother Seton student wins national handwriting championship
Maryn Rajaski from Mother Seton School is considered a natural when it comes to handwriting. Maryn has won the state competition the past two years and now she has won the Grand National title. 

Mother Seton School students earn national and state awards for handwriting
Maryn Rajaski's has worked hard to perfect her handwriting over the years. This year she won the third-grade level Grand National title in the Handwriting Contest. 

National champion: Anasazi Elementary student honored for handwriting excellence
Paige Templet received distinction for her excellence in handwriting upon becoming the fourth-grade champion in the National Handwriting Contest.

Louisiana student earns top honors in national handwriting contest
Jakeya Duncan from Jonesville, LA, is one of two students nation-wide to be awarded the Nicholas Maxim Special Award for Excellence in cursive handwriting. 

Reno kindergartner honored at Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest
Reno kindergartner, Priscilla Ton, recieved impressive distinction for her print manuscript in the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

First-grader awarded for excellence in print handwriting in national contest
First grade student, Julieta Brusco, from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi, Texas, was honored at school assembly for winning the National Handwriting Contest for her grade-level. 

Forget texting: North St. Paul teen is national handwriting champ
Fifteen year-old, Jack Lieberherr, is a cursive king after winning the National Handwriting Contest two years in a row for his grade level. 

First grader becomes national semi-finalist in handwriting competition
Mya Gauldin becomes semi-finalist in National Handwriting Competition for her excellent print manuscript. 

The Write Stuff
Mya Gauldin, a first-grader from Dayton, Virginia, is the semi-finalist in the  2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for the first grade level.

Woodland Student a Winner in National Handwriting Contest
Amanda Poulin, a seventh-grade student at Woodland Consolidated School in Woodland, Maine, won top honors for her superb handwriting skills. 

Valley 1st grader becomes national semi-finalist in handwriting contest
First grade student, Mya Gauldin, from Ottobine Elementary School in Dayton, Virginia, proves she has what it takes to win after becoming semi-finalist in national handwriting contest.

Master of penmanship: Dover South’s Edy Baca Reynozo is grand national champ in handwriting
Edy Baca Reynozo, a second-grader from Dover South Elementary School in Dover, Ohio, won the National Handwriting Contest for his grade level. Reynozo began speaking english last year upon moving from Guatemala.

West Nashville Student Proves the Art of Handwriting May Not Have Been Lost
Second-grader, Emerson Darr, from Christ the King School in Nashville wins national award for her perfect print handwriting.

Schauman Wins Handwriting Award
Jace Schauman, a second grade student from Sleepy Eye Elementary School in Sleepy Eye, MN, is the state level winner for Minnesota in the 2017 Zaner Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

Student's Penmanship Payoff
Helen Nguyen beats out seventh-graders from across the country to win 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Competition.

Denver Third-Grader's Perfect Penmanship Wins Him a National $1,000 prize
Ben Myers, a third-grader in Denver, PA, wins Nicholas Maxim award for outstanding handwriting. The Nicholas Maxim award is given to two special needs students across the country each year.

Incarnate Word Academy Elementary Home of National Handwriting Champion
A first grade student at Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi received a trophy and $1000 at a school assembly. Julieta Brusco represents the best in handwriting by winning the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest for her grade.

IWA First-Grader Earns National Penmanship Award
7-year-old student, Julieta Brusco, from Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi wins the 2017 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.

'Cool' for Monroeville to keep state handwriting championship going
Sixth-grade student Mallory Roeder, from Monroeville, OH, wins state handwriting contest for the third time in a row.