Breckinridge-Franklin Elementary School student Carymnn Blakely is a National Braille Challenge champion. The 8-year-old recently earned first place at the competition in the apprentice category, which included first- and second-graders. Carmynn’s mother, Rebecca Brown, and teacher Deanna Lefan traveled with Carmynn to watch her compete in the contest, which was hosted by the Braille Institute in Los Angeles.
“It was wonderful news to learn that Carmynn had won,” said Breckinridge-Franklin Principal Cathy Bosemer. “We are so proud of her!”
Fifty students from the U.S. and Canada participated in the national competition. The contest included spelling, reading comprehension and proofreading. Congrats, Carmynn!