Long Beach academic competition
Christine Lacsina-Photo by Braille Institute of America
Fifth grader Christine Lacsina is like many busy kids her age. She can be found playing the piano or singing her heart out in the choir. On Saturday, June 23, however, Christine from Long Beach will participate in The Braille Challenge, a national academic competition for blind and visually impaired students.
On Saturday, June 26, 8-year-old Christine Lacsina of Long Beach furrowed her brow in concentration while typing furiously on the brailler. The blind competitor, representing the state of California in a national academic competition, did not realize it at the moment that she would win second place.
On Saturday, June 26, 8-year-old Christine Anne R. Lacsina of Long Beach will represent the state of California in a national academic competition unlike any other. Christine, who is totally blind, hasn’t let her disability prevent her from succeeding.