Three Kentucky students move on to National Braille Challenge Competition


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.