Ashwaubenon 5th grader wins national handwriting competition

Fifth-grader Grace Nesvacil receives a trophy as a grand national champion in Zaner-Bloser's 2016 National Handwriting Contest, June 8, 2016, at Valley View Elementary School in Ashwaubenon. (WLUK image)

ASHWAUBENON (WLUK) -- Some may think handwriting is a lost art.

But not Grace Nesvacil, a fifth-grader at Valley View Elementary School in Ashwaubenon. She submitted a handwriting sample that earned her the title of grand national champion for her grade.

More than 270,000 handwriting entries were submitted in Zaner-Bloser's 2016 National Handwriting Contest. Nesvacil was one of nine students in kindergarten through eighth grade to earn the distinction. Judges selected winners for public and private schools based on shape, size, spacing and slant.

"I take my time and I do it slowly so it turns out nice," Nesvacil said.

Her entry was submitted after winning handwriting competition at her school.

"I was really surprised. I didn't think I would win the national one," she said. "It's a good thing to know how to do cursive. It will help you a lot."

The grand national champion of each grade level earns a trophy, a check for $1,000 and $1,000 worth of educational materials for their school.

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