Future Reflections                                                                                      Summer/Fall, 2002

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Contest Winners
2001 - 2002 Braille Readers Are Leaders

School for the Blind Outstanding
Participation Award
Kansas State School for the Blind

Excellence in Promoting Braille Literacy
Fidela (Del) Simmons
Librarian, Maryland School for the Blind

Print-To-Braille
First: Kayla Bentas, MA, 3,152 p., grade 5
Second: Ruel Roque, Canada 1,078 p., grade 3
Third: Nathan Clark, MD, 1,064 p., grade 4
Honorable Mention:
Angelica Roque, Canada, 996 p., grade 4
Justin Howard, LA, 657 p., grade 9

Kindergarten—First Grade
First: Paige Tuttle, KS, 5,760 p., grade 1
Second: Josiah David. Hearn, TN 5,170 p., grade 1
Third: Morgan Budreau, MN 3,925 p., grade 1
Honorable Mention:
Elizabeth Conlin, VA, 2,954 p., grade 1
Marissa Hirschman, IA, 2,033 p., grade 1

Second—Fourth Grades
First: Tyler Kavanaugh, KS 10,717 p., grade 3
Second: Lindsay Upschulte, IL 7,732 p., grade 3
Third: Samantha Weisenbach, IN 6,330 p., grade 4
Honorable Mention:
James Johnson, VA, 4,652 p., grade 2
J. J. Bell, GA, 4,477 p., grade 2

Fifth—Eighth Grades
First: Bianca Samaniego, CA 17,800 p., grade 6
Second: Mei-Ling Felten, WI 15,532 p., grade 5
Third: Tim Peters, Canada 11,112 p., grade 5
Honorable Mention:
Haben Girma, CA, 10,236 p., grade 8
Aaron Mushlock, MI, 9,090 p., grade 6

Ninth—Twelfth Grades
First: Carissa Rutherford, TN 17,119 p., grade 12
Second: Jaymee Lynn Strickler, PA 16,153 p., grade 12
Third: Shelly Christner, MN 9,992 p., grade 12
Honorable Mention:
Reina Brown, MD, 8,586 p., grade 9
Desi Cady, MT, 8,293 p., grade 11

Most Improved
Nandini Singh, MD, age 11
Cortleigh Luxenberg, OH, age 8
Anna Miller, SC, age 13
Justin Hughes, AZ, age 21
Elizabeth Davis, TN, age 14
Tyler Machado, MA, age 8
Dalton Novince, KY, age 11
Timothy R. Jones, GA, age 8
Joey Couch, KY, age 17
Amanda Simmons, AZ, age 16

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