[blindkid] Great Lakes Braille Readers Are Leaders: The Results Are In!
Deborah Kent Stein
dkent5817 at att.net
Tue Feb 7 04:42:19 UTC 2017
The 2017 Great Lakes Braille Readers Are Leaders Contest (Great Lakes BRAL)
has come to an end. All of the Great Lakes affiliates took part in this
first multi-state competition for K-12 Braille readers: Minnesota,
Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
Fourty-four students registered for the contest, and thirty-nine submitted
reading logs. Altogether the participants read a whopping 16,540 Braille
pages! The first-place winner in the grades 6-8 category, and the top reader
in the entire contest, is Anthony Spears, a seventh grader from Mattoon,
Illinois. Anthony (who goes by LT) read 4,015 Braille pages during the
contest period, which ran between December 1 and January 20!
Below is a list of the 2017 Great Lakes BRAL winners, presented by grade
category. Thank you to all the families and teachers who supported the 2017
Great Lakes BRAL Contest!
Great Lakes BRAL Winners 2017
First Place: Shaelin Shakespeare, Aliquippa, PA
Second Place: Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Kalamazoo, MI
Third Place: Maxwell Clements, Portage, MI
First Place: Mackenzie Karbash, Delavan, WI
Second Place: Mariam Samura, Oneida, NY
Third Place: Andrew Godwin, Bristol, PA
First Place: Jacob Cole, Painted Post, NY
Second Place: Jake LaVeck, Champaign, IL
Third Place: Isaac Raske, Wheaton, IL
First Place: Anthony (LT) Spears, Mattoon, IL
Second Place: Matthew Leinart, Downers Grove, IL
Third Place: Andrea Cataquiz, Glendale Heights, IL
First Place: Phuong Nguyen, Bloomington, MN
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