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On Saturday, February 1, 2020, fourteen students, from NYISE, participated in the 2020 Regional Braille Challenge on Long Island. The Braille Challenge, developed by the Braille Institute, motivates students to practice their braille literacy skills which are essential to academic and employment success. The students were tested on various skills such as reading comprehension, spelling, speed and accuracy, proofreading, and charts and graphs. The day was not all work though as the students participated in two sports activities provided by both Sensei Devin Fernandez of Third Eye Insight and The Bombers Beep Baseball Team. Students from around the U.S., with the highest scores, are invited to Los Angeles, in June, for the final round – two days of competition.  Last June, 5th-grade student, Alina Davila-Tirado had the privilege of attending that event due to her excellent performance at last year's 2019 Regional competition. A day of camaraderie and fun was had by all! Photographers: Jackie Banschbach, Amy Franciosa, Mary McCarthy, and Jessica Snyder