Jun 18, 2013 8:12 AM by AP
A 12-year-old girl from Livingston Parish will represent Louisiana in the Braille Challenge Finals on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Chloe Ashford won a regional contest at the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired, in the category for students in grades 7-9. She will compete in the "junior varsity" division against 11 other students.
The Braille Institute has divisions ranging from "Apprentice" - for 1st and 2nd-grade students - to Varsity, for students in grades 10-12.
Chloe is the only Louisiana student among a total of 60 competitors.
Older students compete in transcribing a recorded story to Braille, proofreading, reading charts and graphs, and reading for comprehension.
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