Minnesota 4th grader's cursive wins national handwriting contest

- A fourth grade student from Jeffers, Minn. won a national handwriting competition for her cursive writing. She was selected as one of nine winners out of the more than 270,000 students in kindergarten through eighth grade that entered the competition. 

Ella Erickson, a student at Red Rock Central Elementary School, had the best handwriting of all the fourth graders who competed in Zaner-Bloser’s 2016 National Handwriting Contest. She was one of nine students in grades K-8 to be chosen as a Grand National Grade-Level Champion.

To enter the competition, the students used their best cursive writing to answer a series of questions. 

Each Grand National Grade-Level Champion was given a trophy, a check for $1,000 and $1,000 in educational materials for their school. The teacher of the champions also won a trip to the International Literacy Association Annual Conference held in July.

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