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"Precise" and "graceful" were the words used by Garden Grove TV3 Reporter Gigi Mann to describe Sarah Dang's handwriting. Dang, a first grade student at Blessed Sacrament School in Westminster, California, was pleasantly surprised when she learned that her legible handwriting earned her a winning prize in Zaner-Bloser's 20th Annual National Handwriting Contest.
Dang was one of 16 national winners among over 220,000 students who competed in the handwriting contest. Roison McAree, principal of Blessed Sacrament School, says that she emphasizes "quality work" by incorporating Zaner-Bloser Handwriting instruction into the students' curriculum. Another proponent of learning handwriting is Dang's mother, Cindy Le, who encourages her children to practice handwriting outside of the classroom, too.
Although Dang received a certificate, a shiny medal, and prizes totaling over $750 for her handwriting acumen, the intangible benefits of legible penmanship will be evident for years to come. Watch the Garden Grove TV3 video above to learn about the pride and sense of accomplishment that accompany students' success in handwriting.