Kansas City Area Students Named Braille Challenge National Champion & 3rd Place Finisher

Kansas City Area Students Named Braille Challenge National Champion & 3rd Place Finisher

Kansas City area student Brooke Petro was named a 2021 Braille Challenge National Champion for the sixth time, while Emrie Wisner finished in third place. Students learned of the results by watching a live online awards ceremony on Friday, July 30. Petro, a resident of Leawood, Kan., became a national champion for the sixth time…

Alphapointe's Helen Hahn Named "Icon of Education"

Alphapointe's Helen Hahn Named "Icon of Education"

“Literacy is my passion” is a phrase Alphapointe Braille Instructor Helen Hahn uses repeatedly. Given that she’s personally mentored more than 5,000 children and more than 1,500 adults and instilled that same passion in many of her students, her usage of that phrase seems particularly fitting. On the heels of a 30-plus year career, Hahn…