Nebraska Handwriting Contest names winners

Source: Julie Agard, 308.865.8556

KEARNEY – Winning entries have been selected in four age categories of the 24th annual competition of the Nebraska State Handwriting Contest.

The activity is administered by the University of Nebraska at Kearney and endorsed by the Nebraska State Education Association and Nebraska State Department of Education.

Entries were evaluated for ease of reading, fluent rhythmic movement with technically correct performance of specifications such as the slope, space, size and shape of letters. The general layout of the entry was taken into account along with neatness of presentation.

Prizes were awarded for first and second place and are sponsored by The Sequel Bookstore of Kearney.

“The broad appeal of the contest continues with entries from all regions of the state and in all age categories,” said contest organizer Julie Agard. “Elementary teachers were, once again, especially supportive of the curriculum-based activity and provided the largest number of entries for an age group.

“The age 50 and over category always produces excellent examples of legible handwriting and this year was true to form,” added Agard. “The judges especially appreciated the opportunity to examine entries from these participants, including one participant who has reached the age of 102.”

The list of winners in each age category:

Age 12 and Under
1st – Danielle Eidson, Edison
2nd – Terri Hilker, Arapahoe
Honorable Mention – Darrin Pokorny, Howells; Alyssa Coufal, Howells.

Age 13-16
1st – Alayna Whipple, Arapahoe
2nd – Kaleigh Lewis, Kearney

Age 17-49
1st – Amy Denny, Kearney
2nd – Jamie Zysset, Ravenna
Honorable Mention – Jessica Campagna, Omaha

Age 50 and Over
1st – Frances Wickman, Eli
2nd – Nancy Hasenkamp, Wisner
Honorable Mention – Thomas Mulligan, Omaha; Fern Bernhagen, Omaha.



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