On February 23, Michigan Braille Challenge wrapped up another successful year.

“We had a great turnout for this year’s Braille Challenge, and we would like to thank all of the families and volunteers who took the time to participate,” said Johanna Brutvan, Michigan Braille Challenge Coordinator. “Each year, Braille Challenge participation grows. We are truly excited for all of our students across Michigan that accepted the Challenge!”

During the event, 18 students and their families gathered at Genesee Intermediate School District (ISD). Six students also participated off-site in their own districts.

At the start of the competition, first-timers mixed with Braille Challenge veterans as they gathered to sing “Happy Birthday” for a video celebrating the 100th anniversary of Braille Institute, which created Braille Challenge.

After the welcome ceremony, students went into testing rooms while family members participated in workshops and other activities. Testing ended by 1 p.m.

Students’ results will be available in May. The 50 top-scoring students across North America will be invited to compete in the Braille Challenge Finals on June 22. Good luck, students!