In the age of computers, penmanship has largely been rendered obsolete. Where we once wrote letters and sent postcards to our family and friends, now we send emails and text messages. When was the last time you mailed a handwritten letter or postcard? 100 years ago, people practiced their handwriting skills to perfection.
On Friday, April 21, 1922, schools in the parish participated in a handwriting contest. When the points were tallied, Arcadia High School had won the prized fountain pen. Lee School won the fountain pen in the competition between the “graded schools.” Below is a list of points earned by each school.
Do you recognize the names of all of the schools?
High School Scores
Rural “Graded” Schools
Source: Bienville Democrat, May 4, 1922, p.1.
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