Wisconsin 8th grader wins national handwriting awardEAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old Wisconsin girl's smooth script and attention to details have won a national handwriting contest.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — A 15-year-old Wisconsin girl's smooth script and attention to details have won a national handwriting contest.
The Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire reports that Alexandria Skaw's penmanship is tops among eighth graders in the U.S. according to Ohio-based Zaner-Bloser, a language arts company.
More than 300,000 students in first through eighth grade entered the contest. The 15-year-old Shaw will receive a trophy and $1,000 for her school, St. Paul's Catholic School in Bloomer.
This isn't Skaw's first handwriting award. Two years ago, the Bloomer teen placed first in the state handwriting contest.
Skaw says she takes her time, writes slowly and practices a lot.