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Edinburgh girl shines at national Braille competition

Emma Stamper of Edinburgh took first place in the Apprentice Category as the top Braille reader and writer among first and second graders.
Credit: Braille Institute
Emma Stamper of Edinburgh won two awards at the 2020 Braille Challenge Finals.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana girl took top honors at a national competition for the visually impaired. 

Emma Stamper of Edinburgh took first place in the Apprentice Category as the top Braille reader and writer among first and second graders at the 2020 Braille Challenge Finals. She also won the competition's Excellence in Spelling Award, which included students ages 6-18.

Krishna Malhotra of Zionsville also qualified for the finals in the Apprentice Category. More than 1,100 students competed nationwide in the 2020 Braille Challenge, with 50 students advancing to the final round.

The event, which is presented by Braille Institute and was celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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