Winners in 23rd annual handwriting contest announced

Contact: Julie Agard, Teacher Education, 308-865-8556

Kearney, Neb., May 2, 2013 – Nine winners were selected in the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s 23rd annual Nebraska Handwriting Contest, convened by the Department of Teacher Education.

The contest was open to all Nebraska residents to promote legible handwriting as an effective means of communication. Prizes are awarded in four categories: ages 12 and under, ages 13-16, ages 17-49, and ages 50 and over. Conducted by the UNK’s Department of Teacher Education, the contest is an activity endorsed and supported by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Nebraska State Education Association with prizes sponsored by the Sequel Bookstore of Kearney.

The Nebraska Handwriting Contest was created in 1991 by Tom Hutson of Red Cloud in memory of his mother Eva. Winners for 2013 are:

Age 12 and Under

Mary Nibbe, First Place, Red Cloud

Anna Liston, Second Place, York

Ages 13 – 16

Morgan Nibbe, First Place, Red Cloud

Ages 17 – 49

Alexis Hinrichsen, First Place, Kearney

Rita Vogel, Second Place, York

Lora Messbarger, Honorable Mention, Kearney

Age 50 and Over

Jean Ford, First Place, Omaha

Darci Coolidge, Second Place, Elkhorn

Sandra Terry, Honorable Mention, Fremont