MHS senior wins Indiana Regional Braille Challenge

Publish Date: 03/05/2020

Marion High School senior Alissia Jones won first place recently at the Indiana Regional Braille Challenge!

The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition of its kind in North America for students who are blind or visually impaired. Braille Institute developed the Braille Challenge to motivate students to practice and hone their braille literacy skills, which are essential to academic and employment success. Contestants are tested on fundamental braille skills such as reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, proofreading, and charts and graphs. 

The annual competition was held on Feb. 29 at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis. Students from around the state competed in the braille literacy competition, in age-based divisions. The Indiana regional competition is one of 54 held across the U.S. and Canada.

The students with the 10 highest scores in each division in the nation are invited to compete in a national competition, to be held June 26 and 27 at the University of Southern California.

MHS and Marion Community Schools congratulates Allisia on this accomplishment!