Future Reflections Fall 1990, Vol. 9 No. 3

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BLIND CHILD PLACES IN NATIONAL CONTEST

This article is reprinted from the Baltimore Sun Paper, August 7, 1990. If the name Sora Mindy Cook sounds familiar, perhaps it is because you read her name in the list of winners in the article about our NFB Braille Contest also in thus issue.

A Baltimore youngster has won second place in the "Stick-to-it-Spirit" national essay contest commemorating the 60th anniversary of Scotch tape. Sora Mindy Cook, who is blind, won $250 for her story about learning to use a special cane, called a crook. "Even though learning how to use a cane is very hard, I still kept trying..! stuck to it and now I can use my cane," wrote Sora, 7, who typed her essay on a Braille typewriter. First place winner in the contest was Andrea Leib of Centerville, Utah, who wrote about a 12-year-old boy's battle back from serious burns. She won $500 and 6,000 feet of Scotch tape for her school.

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