Getting praise for penmanship: local student wins national handwriting award

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

In an era dominated by typing and texting, one elementary school student was recognized for his ability to put pen to paper.

Third grade student, Zach Kennedy, won the national handwriting award for his age group. More than 285,000 students participated nationwide in the 22nd Annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting contest, and Zach took home a $1,000 check and a trophy for his prize.

On Friday, Zach was honored for his achievement during a school assembly alongside two other state winners.

Zach’s father, John, expressed his pride in his son at today’s ceremony.

“He was the winner for his grade level, the third grade level for the Corpus Christi school, but then also for the state of Indiana and for the nation they titled him the ‘Grand National Winner’ at the third grade level,” said John.

Only 16 students advanced as national winners, from which Zach placed in the top-eight.

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