Local elementary student named State Grade-Level winner in national Handwriting Contest
Delmae Elementary kindergarten student Maliyah Daniels has been named the State Grade-Level winner in the National Zaner-Bloser Handwriting Contest.
The Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest rewards outstanding manuscript and cursive skills among students in grades K–8 and recognizes the teachers who understand the importance of handwriting for developing literacy in all students.
Almost 280,000 students participated in this year’s contest. As a grade level winner, Daniels will be eligible to compete for a Grand National Title. She received an engraved Zaner-Bloser State winner medallion, and her teacher Wendy Singletary received an engraved glass diamond award and a $100 certificate to be used for purchasing handwriting paper.
“Every year, Delmae students in grades K-4 participate in the National Handwriting Contest because our teachers, families, and students believe that neat handwriting is important,” said Delmae Elementary Principal Roy Ann Jolley. “We also enjoy showcasing our students’ handwriting,” she added.
For more information about the National Zaner-Blozer Handwriting Contest at Delmae, call Jill Russell, Read to Succeed Literacy Coach at the school (843-664-8448) (jillrussell@fsd1. org).