WESTFIELD, NJ -- Students in Holy Trinity start learning to write in cursive in the second half of second grade. As they progress through each grade level, cursive writing is used more than printing. This year students from grades 3 to 8 participated in the 30th anniversary year of the Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest.
Holy Trinity is proud to have two state winners, Natalie Isola, grade 3 and Caoimhe Gorham, grade 6. Both students will now be entered into the next level to compete for the Grand National Championship title.
"This was my first year writing in cursive!", exclaimed third grade Natalie, excited to be a winner.
"Cursive handwriting is another important skill that increases fine motor skills and will still be useful despite more computer usage," stated Dr. Adele Ellis, Principal.
Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate our students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically, while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. This will enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches, and communities in an ever-changing world.