Congrats to Suzanne Whitney, a 7th grade student, who recently won First Place in the Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest for the State of Georgia. This is the second year in a row that a Cornerstone Prep 7th grade student has won the State Level top prize.
“I was shocked when I received the Zaner-Bloser handwriting award. I never knew my handwriting would come this far, and I`m so blessed to have this opportunity,” said Suzanne, “I have always had nice handwriting. I began to learn cursive in pre-K.”
For her dedication to neat script, Suzanne received a medal, and Cornerstone Prep received a crystal medal for our trophy case. “I think good handwriting helps with academics in reading and writing, also nice writing helps when getting jobs and is an everyday communication skill that will help in future situations,” added Suzanne.
Two Years in a Row for Cornerstone Prep
This is the second year that Eeles has had a State Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Winner in her classroom. “I do stress neat handwriting in my classroom, and I often will give a bonus point if they write a spelling test or comprehension questions in cursive. I often put neat handwriting on a rubric if the assignment was handwritten in print or done in cursive. Teachers sure appreciate it when students write neatly; it is so much more attractive and easier to grade!”
Zaner-Bloser holds this annual event to recognize students, teachers, and schools for their commitment to learning and teaching handwriting. Students in grades 5-8 must submit their entries in cursive. Zaner-Bloser looks for relaxed and natural handwriting that is also neat. Student’s entries are also judged according to the Zaner-Bloser Keys to Legibility: Size, shape, spacing, and slant.