Apprentice

 

Hao Wen DengFlushing, NY
Brooklyn FergusonCypress, CA
Jose Landeros MondragonStaten Island, NY
Krishna MalhotraZionsville, IN
Ellie MasonWausau, WI
Audace MuseveniAbilene, TX
Aviana NelsonRiverview, FL
Jude NicksonOverland Park, KS
Fayette OllekWichita, KS
Emma StamperEdinburgh, IN

Freshman

Landon BrysonKershaw, SC
Caylen CoffelSpring, TX
Salome CumminsSaint Charles, MO
Leo DeSantisAustin, TX
George EakerMarietta, GA
Mellany FernandezSouth Sioux City, NE
Hannah GeversArlington, MA
Keaton HamiltonNew Market, Ontario
Shianne RamseyJefferson City, MO
Randy VargasMission, TX

Sophomore

Carmynn BlakelyOwensboro, KY
Jenna ClaywellColumbia, KY
Meredith DayFinksburg, MD
Briauna FrickeyDes Allemands, LA
Habiba HafezCalgary, Alberta
Steve KiemaEdmonton, Alberta
Naomi-Jean MillsWoodbridge, VA
Christopher MorganDouglasville, GA
Braeden RobinsonSimpsonville, KY
Faith SwitzerLos Lunas, NM

Junior Varsity

Charlie BethayOverland Park, KS
Dorothy ChoAnaheim, CA
Nathan DeedsWilliamsburg, IA
Sujan DhakalPerry Hall, MD
Madeline MauPrinceton Junction, NJ
Sean MeekGlenmont, NY
Ciara PetersonTucson, AZ
Luke Philip PilarSan Bruno, CA
Julia StockburgerNottingham, MD
Lynn WuTrabuco Canyon, CA

Varsity

Christopher AbelAcworth, GA
Jalen BallardToledo, OH
Kaleigh BrendleFreehold, NJ
Donavan ChassonLake Charles, LA
Kaitlyn HippeMilwaukee, WI
Julia LaGrandGrand Rapids, MI
Elijah MasseyMesa, AZ
Griffin MillerValencia, PA
Joey ParraTucson, AZ
Dannielle SchutzOtoe, NE
Carolina VigilSanta Fe, NM

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  • Peggy Pelzl June 12, 2020 at 1:15 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsImmeasurable pride in all the finalists - an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations Avi Grace - so proud of you!
  • Anonymous June 12, 2020 at 1:12 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsSo proud of you Aviana Nelson - best of luck to you my amazing niece!
  • Stephanie Gee June 10, 2020 at 9:42 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations Habiba, Steve and Keaton from Canada! We are so excited to be part of the Braille Challenge Finals and so excited to see you all participate! Congratulations to all the finalists! Yaaay!!
  • Amanda English, MDE-LIO June 10, 2020 at 11:59 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all of the 2020 Braille Challenge Finalists! What an awesome accomplishment. A special shout out to Julia LaGrand. Best wishes in the Finals! All of your fans in Michigan are so proud of your achievement!
  • Graecina Parra June 9, 2020 at 10:44 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the Finalists!! Good luck and most of all have have fun !!! Also want to wish my son Joey Parra and Ciara Peterson from Vail good luck
  • Mary Dell Jenkins-NLS Music Section June 8, 2020 at 8:35 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsWay2go Madeline (Maddie) Mau!
  • Tanya van Drunen Braille Transcriber Edmonton, Alberta June 5, 2020 at 9:55 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the Braille Challenge 2020 Finalist! You should all be so proud of your hard work!! Go Canada!!!
  • Kelly Grove- TVI June 4, 2020 at 5:37 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the finalists! A big congratulations goes out to my student Dorothy Cho! I’m so proud of you!
  • Elijah Massey June 4, 2020 at 5:15 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsElijah Massey, this is Miss Barb, your first Braille teacher. I am so proud for you. You may not remember me because it has been so long since you were in preschool and Kindergarten., but I always knew you were Capable of great accomplishments.
  • Jan Breuer June 4, 2020 at 8:51 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsMake us proud Wisconsin finalist...Congratulations to all and Good Luck!
  • David Ballmann June 4, 2020 at 7:24 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the Braille Challenge finalists. Wishing you all the best. Go Wisconsin!
  • Adam Wilton June 3, 2020 at 11:01 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsHuge congratulations to all of the 2020 Finalists! Special shout out to our three from Canada! 🥳
  • Helen D. Kaufman District 75 Assistant Superintendent June 3, 2020 at 10:57 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to our studnets served by Education Vision Services Hao Wen Deng and Jose Landeros Mondragon. We are proud of you both.
  • Jacinda Danner, TVI, COMS June 3, 2020 at 10:34 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsWooHoo! So proud of all the hard work and dedication from all the Braille Challenge participants. Congratulations to all those who qualified for the National Competition. Great Job, everyone! I am so proud of you all!
  • Yolanda Wickerson June 3, 2020 at 9:59 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to Habiba and Steve from Alberta, Canada!! We'll be cheering for you. 🙂
  • Celia Martinez June 3, 2020 at 7:04 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsHere's a shout out to TEAM CANADA, the three finalists from Canada. Two are representing the West and one is representing the East. Congratulations to Habiba Hafez, Steve Kiema and Keaton Hamilton!
  • Linda Stainton June 3, 2020 at 7:00 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations Steve on your achievement. Everyone is so proud of you for all your hard work.
  • Michelle June 2, 2020 at 11:54 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsI am very proud of my granddaughter, Hannah! Congratulations to all finalists! Thanks to everyone who made it possible.
  • Shelley Mack June 2, 2020 at 7:33 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations, Griffin Miller! What a streak!
  • Anonymous June 2, 2020 at 7:18 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations! To all
  • Ilire Goca June 2, 2020 at 7:14 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongrats everyone. You guys did an awesome job!
  • Julie Gaynor June 2, 2020 at 6:54 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the students who qualified for the nationals you are all winners! Special congratulations to Julia Stockburger and Sujan Dhakal from Baltimore County, MD. Also, to Meredith Day and Naomi-Jean Mills who also participated in the MD Regional Competition.
  • Maria Valdivia June 2, 2020 at 6:48 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsSo proud of all of you!! Congratulations to our finalist!!
  • Rickie Jo Robinson June 2, 2020 at 2:57 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsKeep calm and braille on is a great theme for the way the world is now a days. To all participants it was great that you entered I hope you had fun and made some new challenges for your self. keep going with your goals.
  • Rickie Jo Robinson June 2, 2020 at 2:49 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsI am proud to have been a member of Anaheim Braille center I am facing challenges of loosing my sight gradually. The problem is I hit a learning curve that stopped me dead in my tracks. My fingers did not want to learn anymore. I am diabetic and could not get my fingers to progress very far.well I have now learned to read by hearing and imagination.
  • Ms. Teresa June 2, 2020 at 1:51 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsWay to go Avi! I am proud of you.
  • Melissa LaGrand June 2, 2020 at 11:46 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations Julia LaGrand! We’re very proud of you.
  • Jana Hertz June 2, 2020 at 9:26 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the Finalists! You ARE all TOP-NOTCH! I look forward to seeing the contestants and to scoring your Speed and Accuracy! #Staycalmandbrailleon
  • Ms. Dawn June 2, 2020 at 7:39 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations, Audace!
  • Kathy Hurley. June 2, 2020 at 4:56 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsYeah for our Missouri girls, Salome Cummings and Shianne Ramsey! Second time for both! We are proud of you young ladies for your hard work and love of Braille!
  • Jackie Otwell June 2, 2020 at 4:07 am on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all of the 2020 National Braille Challenge qualifiers! We are so proud of you! Like Helen Keller said, "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." Keep soaring!
  • Monica Stuhler June 1, 2020 at 10:03 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations all of them !!
  • Taylor Cox and Family June 1, 2020 at 8:50 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations! We are so excited for all of you!
  • Darren Dizon June 1, 2020 at 7:35 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to lynn Wu from Anaheik Ca! You have put a lot of Effort into getting where you are! It is incredible how fast your Braille Literacy has Improved!!! Congratulations Lynn!!!!!!!!! You earned it! Your hard work and dedication paid off! And your amazing!!!
  • Caylen Coffel June 1, 2020 at 7:28 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsI’m so proud of my granddaughter Caylen Coffel! Way to go sweetheart you are so amazing and dedicated to everything you set your mind to. Memaw loves you buttercup.😘💐💐
  • Annette Norman June 1, 2020 at 7:11 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsSo very proud of all these exceptional young Braille champions! Especially happy to see two of our Louisiana kids in the finals - Briauna Frickey and Donavan Chasson !
  • Lucy Mondragon Millan June 1, 2020 at 6:58 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsTo al the Braille Challenge finalists, Congratulations!!! Especially to José Landeros Mondragon. You are Champion!!
  • Len and Nancy DeSantis June 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to Leo DeSantis! We are so proud of you!
  • Anna Gayle TVI, NCUEB June 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsA great honor for us to have a finalist two years in a row, from Louisiana. Congrats to all of the champs!!
  • Michelle Ballard June 1, 2020 at 6:38 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongrats to all of the finalists and some we have met along in the years Julia, Griffin, Kaitlyn, & Christopher and my son Jalen Ballard!
  • Anastasia Nelson June 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the finalists!
  • Anastasia Nelson June 1, 2020 at 6:29 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsWay to go Aviana Nelson! I couldn’t be more proud of your accomplishments! Love you ❤️ Nana
  • Lloyd and Judy Miller June 1, 2020 at 5:49 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to our grandson, Griffin Miller, for being a Braille Challenge Finalist again! We're so proud of you! Congratulations to all who made the finals--you are an elite group of young people! We know your futures will be filled with promise!I Keep Calm and Braille On!
  • Michelle Gillis June 1, 2020 at 5:48 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to Habiba and Steve of Alberta, Canada!
  • Misty Moss June 1, 2020 at 5:29 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations Jenna Claywell! Also congratulations to Carmen Blakely and Braeden Robinson the two other Kentucky finalists! So proud of all 50 kids!
  • Barb Osterrieder June 1, 2020 at 4:16 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the contestants - especially Griffin on 11/11!
  • Karen Nutt, Director of Child Development June 1, 2020 at 4:13 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to the 2020 Finalists! Awesome, we are so very proud of your accomplishments! We wish you all the very best as you compete in the finals! Great job everyone!!
  • Mrs. Linda Collins June 1, 2020 at 4:10 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsGriffin Miller Congratulations AGAIN!! My very best wishes are always with you.
  • Ndubuisi Iroham, PhD June 1, 2020 at 3:38 pm on 2020 Braille Challenge FinalistsCongratulations to all the finalists. You all are winners. Cheers.