[nabs-l] Braille Challenge!

Melissa Sheeder msheeder87 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 20:23:46 UTC 2017

I apologize for any duplicate emails.  Please remember you do not have to reside in Maryland to participate. Hope to see you there.
Melissa Sheeder

>> Aloha Braille!
>> The Family Registration Packet for the Maryland Regional Braille Challenge is officially available!
>> The 2018 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge will be held at Maryland School for the Blind on February 3, 2018.  The Braille Challenge is a reading and writing competition for students in grades 1-12. Braille Challenge contest categories include reading comprehension, writing speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling, and reading tactile charts and graphs. The top 50 competitors in the country will qualify to attend the National Braille Challenge in California which will be held during the month of June. We also have a "rookie" challenge for those students in Pre-K and Kindergarten and a Mini-BELL program for those students who are just learning Braille and are in grades 1 thru 5.  Please see the attached information to learn more! Be sure to complete both the registration form and permission form. At this time, the parent permission form is not accessible. An accessible version will be available shortly. If you need assistance to complete the current parent permission form please contact Kerry Michael at 410-444-5000 Ext.  1218
>> Highlights of the 2018 Braille Challenge Include:
>> ·        Recognition of all participants and prizes for all participants competing in the Maryland Regional Braille Challenge
>> ·        Parent workshops on the following topics: Independent and Adaptive Living Skills, JAWS (limited to first  10 
>>          registrants) and Keynote Speaker Kristen Smedley, author of the soon to be released book Thriving Blind
>> ·        Vendor Fair
>> ·        Tropical theme
>> ·        Mini-BELL program for beginning Braille readers for grades 1-5 (limited to 10 students)
>> ·        Door prizes
>> ·        Games, face painting, balloon artistry and more!
>> The first 10 students who return their permission form and registration form will be entered  to win a mystery prize! 
>> Jacqueline Otwell
>> Educational Consultant
>> 410.444.5000 x1488(o) 410.319.5708 (f)
>> www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org
>> https://msb-outreach.com/blog/
>> @MSB_Outreach and @mdbrlchallenge on Twitter
>> www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org

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>> Hello everyone, 
> This is a fantastic and fun event for braille readers of all skill levels! I hope you will consider signing your children up for the Braille challenge! 
> Melissa 

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