Three students competing in the Kentucky Regional Braille Challenge were named finalists and will be attending the virtual National Braille Challenge Competition. The national competitors are:

  • Carmynn Blakely, Daviess County Schools
  • Jenna Claywell, Adair County Schools
  • Braden Robinson, Home Schooled Student from Shelby County

Thirty-nine students from across Kentucky in grades K-12 who read and/or write Braille participated at the Kentucky School for the Blind in this unique competition, which includes Braille speed and accuracy, reading speed and comprehension, spelling, proofreading and interpreting tactile graphics/charts and graphs reading.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Braille Competition Challenge – originally scheduled for June 26-27 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles – is being held virtually so tests will be administered to students in July.