TULSA — Two Tulsa students took home medals from the 18th annual Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge early this month.
The Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge, that took place on March 4, consisted of tests in multiple skills, including: spelling, proofreading, tactile graphs and charts, reading comprehension and speed and accuracy.
Officials say the Regional Braille Challenges act as a part of the Braille Institute of American's national program that is based out of Los Angeles, California.
"It's so important for our braille-using students to be challenged and celebrated," said Faye Miller, OSB teacher and Braille Challenge coordinator. "It's also essential that we increase braille literacy across the board, so that students who are blind can further their education and eventually secure fulfilling employment."
Officials say, fifth grader Lane Sutterfield took home the bronze medal in the Transition 1 category, while tenth grader Miracle Jones won the gold medal in the Transition 1 Category.
Officials say a total of 28 students participated in the challenge that was hosted by Oklahoma School for the Blind, NewView Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.
For more information on the Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge, click here.
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