A local third grader is being recognized nationwide for her neat handwriting.
Eight-year-old Norah Hayes Mason is the 2019 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest champion.
Mason competed against other children across the country. The contest required applicants to write their first and last names as well as a sentence using all 26 letters of the alphabet to showcase their cursive.
They also had to write about the reason they enjoy handwriting.
Mason says it spreads happiness.
“I like handwriting because it is a tool I can use to write stories to make people feel happy,” Norah said.
Mason currently attends Valley Christian Academy in Santa Maria, where it can be assumed her teachers appreciate her clean handwriting on all of her homework, as well.