Each year Zaner- Bloser, hosts its National Handwriting Contest, for students across the United States in grades K-8.

For the last two years, East Kemper Elementary School has participated, and each year they have had a 1st place winner.

The state first place winner for this year in Kindergarten is Temarcus Conner.

Temarcus competed against other students across the state of Mississippi in Kindergarten.