Oklahoma School for the Blind to host Braille Challenge® competition Feb. 26

Youn woman wears ribbon ith medal

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –Oklahoma School for the Blind is gearing up to host another exciting Oklahoma Regional Braille Challenge® competition on Feb. 26 in Muskogee.

Twenty-five Braille-readers from OSB and other schools across Oklahoma are pre-registered for the contest, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson Street.

Braille Challenge® is a national program of the Braille Institute of America in Los Angeles.

OSB is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Public invited to School for the Blind open house Feb 18

Girl reads braille at desk

Muskogee, Okla. -- The Oklahoma School for the Blind Parent Teacher Organization will host the school’s twelfth annual open house and tour on Feb. 18 in Muskogee.

Tours are scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson.

Students and teachers will continue with regular classroom activities as the public, parents, teachers of students with visual impairments and elected officials classroom use of specialized instructional materials and technology adapted for students with visual impairments.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf cheerleader first to make All-State team

Young man holds best jumps pennant

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma School for the Deaf senior Keith Montrell Adams from Tulsa is the first OSD student ever selected for Oklahoma’s All State Cheerleading Team.

Oklahoma Coaches Association Executive Director Milt Bassett confirmed Adams’ groundbreaking accomplishment.

“We were tickled when we saw Montrell Adams was selected,” Bassett said. “The Oklahoma Coaches Association stands for athletics, and this just goes to show that anybody who is a top athlete can achieve something great, regardless of their disability.”

22 students tested their cane skills at School for the Blind’s Cane Quest

A young girl walking with a white cane while woman walks behind her evaluating her techniques

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Twenty-two students participate in the Oklahoma School for the Blind’s third Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Dec. 10 in Muskogee.

The unique Cane Quest competition gives students who are blind and visually impaired an opportunity to test their white canes, usually used to help them travel efficiently, as a tool to earn points and win prizes.