Edward Eugene Page, 74

Born November 14, 1947

Died June 23, 2022

Irene (Triggs) Freeman, 86

Born April 3, 1936

Died June 22, 2022

Jacqueline Vonrobel, 80

Born May 21, 1942

Died June 22, 2022

Robert Harvill Smith, 87

Born June 9, 1935

Died June 20, 2022

Willie Taylor, 82

Born March 11, 1940

Died June 19, 2022

Wendell Roy Dieman, 92

Born February 28, 1930

Died June 19, 2022


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Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 9:46 AM

Oklahoma School for the Blind awarded top prizes to two students from the Muskogee area in the 20th Braille Challenge regional competition held at the school campus in Muskogee.

Fifth-grader Avery Dollar won a silver medal in the freshman category.

Kesslee Travis, also a fifth-grader, earned a silver medal in the transition 1 category.

Both winners are students at OSB.

Thirty-six students competed for medals and prizes.

Braille Challenge is a national program sponsored by the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization that eliminates barriers caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

This year testing occurred over a month, which permitted smaller testing groups, fewer volunteers and flexibility for student absences due to illness or weather.

Contestants in the apprentice, freshman, and transition categories completed braille tests in spelling, reading comprehension and proofreading.

Sophomore, junior varsity and varsity contestants answered questions about charts and graphs, reading comprehension and proofreading, and listened and transcribed passages into braille.

The Braille Institute will invite 50 finalists from the U.S. and Canada to compete in the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles on June 24 to June 26. Oklahoma competitors have advanced to the national finals 26 times since 2003.