Winners Announced: 21st Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge

Screenshot of 24 participants in gallery view during the 21st annual new england regional braille challenge virtual zoom awards ceremony.

The 21st Annual New England Regional Braille Challenge is officially a wrap! Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first-ever virtual New England Regional Braille Challenge on February 6, 2021. This competition, a national program of the Braille Institute, encourages blind and visually impaired children to hone their braille skills which are essential to success in the sighted world. Students completed their contests remotely in the first stage of the Braille Challenge, a nationwide competition which celebrates excellence in braille literacy. Only the top 50 students with the highest scores in the nation will qualify for the Braille Challenge Finals later this year.


We’re excited to announce our regional winners below:

  • Apprentice: Sofia Zay  Natick, MA
  • Freshman: Matheus Silva – Marlborough, MA
  • Sophomore: Darby Lalumiere – Danielson, CT
  • Junior Varsity: Alan QuanWestford, MA
  • Varsity: Donovan Casse – Dover, NH


Congratulations to both our regional winners and all of the participants who competed. Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us in celebrating 21 years of loving braille at this year’s virtual New England Regional Braille Challenge!

                       Thank you to our Sponsors!

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