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Westford student wins regional braille challenge


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WESTFORD — A Westford student has won first place in a regional braille challenge.

The New England Braille Challenge, hosted by The Carroll Center for the Blind, tests braille skills of blind and visually impaired children. Students from New England are invited to compete in the annual event.

The challenge was hosted on Feb. 11 at The Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton.

Students are separated into five categories based on their age, including Apprentice, Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels.

Alan Quan, of Westford, cinched first place in the center’s varsity level.

The top 50 students with the highest scores will participate in the Braille Challenge Finals, which will be hosted later this year.  Quan may qualify for the national-level challenge once final scores are tallied.

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