Students at South Brunswick Charter School received awards for their exemplary handwriting as part of a competition in honor of National Handwriting Day. Ten students received a $5 first-place award, and nineteen students received an honorable mention $1 prize. In addition, a second grade class performed so well overall they received a collective award and ice-cream party. The handwriting competition occurred across all four campuses in The Roger Bacon Academy family of charter schools – Charter Day School in Leland, Columbus Charter School in Whiteville, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, and South Brunswick Charter School in Southport.

“I like handwriting because my mom and my teacher can read my work. It makes them happy!”, commented second-grade $5 prize winner Skylar Fairweather. Her class also received an award and ice-cream party.

Angel Myles, a first-grade winner, exclaimed, “I love learning cursive! It is really fun, and I love using cursive to write!”. She also stated, “I love South Brunswick Charter School because the great teachers, toys, and playgrounds!”

“I was very impressed with myself for winning because I’ve never done something like that before!”, commented fourth-grade winner Caiden Christian.

“I was really happy and surprised I won!”, said first-grade winner Liberty Alsobrook. She added, “I love South Brunswick Charter School because we learn and play games!”

Jessica Lopez, Dean of English, Latin, and History at The Roger Bacon Academy, commented, “Penmanship is the art of writing by hand and distinguishes our students from their peers at other schools.  Not only do we teach cursive, we also stress the importance of penmanship beginning in kindergarten.  This teaches our students to take pride in their work and to do their best in all endeavors, an important life lesson.  Our National Handwriting Day competition showcases our students’ handwriting and allows them the opportunity to be rewarded for their efforts.  We are very happy that in a year of many cancellations, we were able to provide this rewarding and fun competition for our students.”

South Brunswick Charter School is one of four charter schools managed by The Roger Bacon Academy, Inc. founded in 1999 by education pioneer Baker Mitchell. The other schools include Charter Day School in Leland, Douglass Academy in Wilmington, and Columbus Charter School in Whiteville with a combined enrollment of over 2,100 students in K-8. All four are tuition-free, charter schools that welcome all students, regardless of income, ability, or address.  To learn more or enroll online, please visit