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Southwestern student finishes first in Braille Challenge

Southwestern Elementary student Emma Stamper finished first place in the apprentice division of the Braille Institute’s Braille Challenge.

The Braille Institute, a network of schools across the country, was founded in 1919 by J. Robert Atkinson in order to increase the braille literacy rate.

The Braille Challenge is an academic contest hosted by the institute to “encourage blind youngsters to practice their braille skills,” according to its website. This year’s challenge celebrated the 20th anniversary of the competition and was the first remote challenge due to COVID-19.