Lowe takes top honors in Kentucky Braille Challenge

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Danielle Burton checks her work during the Kentucky Braille Challenge for students in grades K-12 who read and write Braille, sponsored and hosted by the Kentucky School for the Blind and the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville Jan. 27, 2011. She placed first in the varsity category. Photo by Amy Wallot
Danielle Burton checks her work during the Kentucky Braille Challenge for students in grades K-12 who read and write Braille, sponsored and hosted by the Kentucky School for the Blind and the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville Jan. 27, 2011. She placed first in the varsity category. Photo by Amy Wallot

Shane Lowe, a middle school student at the Kentucky School for the Blind (KSB) took top prize for having the high score for all levels and categories in the Kentucky Braille Challenge on Jan. 27.  Ashley Alvey, a student at Atherton High School (Jefferson County), received the overall high score in reading comprehension.

Hosted by the American Printing House for the Blind and KSB, the competition is a part of the Braille Challenge program of the Braille Institute. As the only national Braille literacy competition of its kind in the country, the competition is specifically designed to challenge and reward blind students for their study of Braille, which is essential to their future academic and employment success.

Other winners include:

  • Apprentice Level – Mari Durrett (KSB), first place; Jessica VanBruggen (KSB), second; and Danielle Hardiman (KSB), third
  • Freshman Level – Mason Tilley (Trimble County), first; Allie Johnson (Pulaski County), second; and Alex Stine (KSB), third
  • Sophomore – Shane Lowe (KSB), first; Justin Hedges (KSB), second; and Eric Scott (Hardin County), third
  • Junior Varsity – Damon Boards (KSB), first; Ashley Alvey (Jefferson County), second; and Cheyenne Harper (KSB), third
  • Varsity – Danielle Burton (Carter County), first; Robert Townsend (KSB), second; and Brooke Berger (KSB), third

MORE INFO …
Jane Thompson, jblome@aph.org, (800) 223-1839, ext. 370

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