Tuesday, May 19, 2015
15th Annual Braille Challenge: Three of the finalists from BC
The 15th Annual Braille Challenge, the only national reading and writing contest in braille for students who are blind and visually impaired, announced the 2015 finalists (see list at end of press release). The top-scoring 60 finalists, ages six to 19, will gather in the morning of June 20 for a daylong academic competition, camaraderie and fun at Braille Institute in Los Angeles.
Using a device called a Perkins Brailler, #BrailleChallenge finalists will embark on the daylong competition to showcase their skills in five categories: reading comprehension, spelling, chart and graph reading, proofreading and speed and accuracy. Following the competition, winners will be announced at an awards ceremony highlighted by musical performances and celebrity attendees honoring the incredible achievements of the 60 finalists.
Congrats to the three finalist from British Columbia:
Maggie Wehrle, Victoria, BC, CAN
Xinyou (Ella) Yu, Delta, BC, CAN
Keisha Anderson, Lower Nicola, BC, CAN
For additional information, please visit www.braillechallenge.org or www.brailleinstitute.org