Idaho Braille Challenge Winners Announced

Boise School District Students Win Idaho Braille Challenge
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This is the image for the news article titled Boise School District Students Win Idaho Braille ChallengeThe following Boise School District students were announced as winners in the recently-held Idaho State Braille Challenge. The Braille Challenge® is an academic competition unlike any other. This two-stage contest is designed to motivate blind students to emphasize their study of braille, while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, local and national events. Braille Challenge contest categories include reading comprehension, writing speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling, and reading tactile charts and graphs.

In announcing the three Boise School District students who took home top honors, Dr. Carol Scholz, teacher of the visually impaired, Boise School District, wrote: "Thanks to all of the stellar teachers, paras and librarians these visually impaired students have had over the years who promote reading excellence and, most importantly, demonstrate a deep love and respect for all of our students!"

Photo of Cindy Barajas
Cindy Barajas
First Place
North Junior High School
7th Grade
Photo of Emilia Lane Emilia Lane
Second Place
North Junior High School
8th Grade
Photo of Gareth Brown Gareth Brown
Third Place
Garfield Elementary School
4th Grade