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Student named Grand National handwriting winner

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Friday, May 24, 2013


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Shown, from left, are Jackie Grisdale, Principal Cheryl Borovitcky and Mrs. Mooreland at the ceremony honoring Grisdale's accomplishments in the Zaner-Bloser handwriting contest May 7.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Cynthia Nuzzi from Zaner-Bloser (left), Jackie Grisdale, Joan Marttala from Zaner-Bloser and Dobbins principal Cheryl Borovitcky (right) posed for a picture at the ceremony at Dobbins Elementary School May 7.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Cynthia Nuzzi (right), the regional manager for the midwest at Zaner-Bloser, presented Jackie Grisdale with an award at Dobbins Elementary School May 7.

By Natalie Scott


Dobbins Elementary School student Jackie Grisdale was named the State, National and Grand National winner of Zaner-Bloser’s handwriting contest during a ceremony at the school May 7. Grisdale was the third Dobbins student to be named state winner and the first to be awarded the Grand National title.

“Dobbins places such an emphasis on handwriting,” said Principal Cheryl Borovitcky. “We are so proud of Jackie’s accomplishment. All of our teachers put many efforts towards the importance of handwriting on a daily basis.”

For earning the state title, Grisdale received a medal and her teacher, Mrs. Mooreland, received a crystal paperweight, $200 from Zaner-Bloser to spend with the company. The national title earned Dobbins $200 to spend with the company, as well as a framed writing sample from a master writer. For her Grand National title, Grisdale was awarded a large trophy, $1,000 toward school with Zaner-Bloser and the school was awarded $1,000 to spend with Zaner-Bloser. For this accomplishment, Mooreland was sent on an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas, for the International Reading Association National Convention April 19.

“This is a large accomplishment for our school and I congratulate both Jackie and Mrs. Mooreland for their hand work and on earning these titles,” said Borovitcky.


1 (1815 comments) posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to Jackie Grisdale !

I thought hand writing was a lost art. How many schools teach it anymore?

What do today's kids do when they have to sign a document, put an "X" on the line?

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