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Jenna Claywell in national Braille competition this month

By Jack A Follman

Jenna Claywell from Columbia, an Adair County Public School student who is visually impaired, has qualified as a finalist for the 2020 Braille Challenge Finals, a one-of-a-kind academic competition for students who are visually impaired in North America produced by Braille Institute.

She is one of the 50 finalists selected from all around the continent and will compete in the Finals competition this month.

The competition motivates students grades 1-12 to hone and practice their braille literacy skills.

Finalists are traditionally brought to Los Angeles to compete, but this year's competition will be held remotely in finalist's hometowns to accommodate social distancing and the closing ceremonies will be broadcast from LA, via live stream.



Finalists are placed into five categories (Apprentice, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity) based on their age. Those who finish with the 10-best scores in each category from Regional competitions that took place all around North America earlier in 2020 qualify for Finals.

Closing ceremonies are set for July 25 and will be live streamed on Braille Institute's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BrailleInstitute

Closing ceremonies will include the announcement of the winners, guest speakers, and other entertainment. The week leading up will include multiple workshops conducted by leading organizations and companies in the visual impairment and assistive technology fields. Visit https://www.brailleinstitute.org/braille-challenge for more information and announcements.


This story was posted on 2020-07-03 11:30:50
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National finals happening this month for Jenna



2020-07-03 - Adair County Board of Education Conference Room - Photo by Linda Waggener, ColumbiaMagazine.com archives.
Jenna Claywell is one of 50 finalists selected from all around the continent in the 2020 Braille Challenge Finals, a one-of-a-kind academic competition for students who are visually impaired in North America. She will compete in the Braille Institute Finals competition this month.

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