Doherty Student Takes Second at National Braille Challenge
Griffin Miller, a Doherty Elementary student recently traveled to Los Angeles, CA to participate in the National Braille Challenge. The Braille Challenge is the only academic competition for blind and visually impaired children. Over 900 students across the United States and Canada participated in preliminary contests. Only 60 students make it to the finals. The top-12 scores in each age group compete in areas of spelling, reading comprehension, proof-reading, speed and accuracy, and graph reading.
This was Griffin's third time as a finalist. Previously he has finished first and third. His parents Rachel and Jeff Miller of West Bloomfield are very proud of their son. They are also very thankful for the wonderful support from Doherty, the West Bloomfield School District, and the West Bloomfield community.
There were three finalists from Michigan competing this year and all three students placed at the competition Another student was from Oakland County.