When he grows up, Christopher says he wants to be an astronaut, exploring the moon and Mars.
The preliminary round of the Braille Challenge is open to students of all skills levels; but the top-scoring 60 contestants nationally were invited to Los Angeles in June for a final round, including two days of competition and companionship.
Braille Challenge academic contest categories include reading comprehension, braille speed and accuracy, proofreading, spelling and reading tactile charts and graphs.
The Braille Challenge is a two-stage contest motivating blind students to emphasize their study of braille while rewarding their success with fun-filled, but challenging, local and national events.
Any visually impaired student, who reads braille, is eligible to participate in the preliminary Braille Challenge contest events which were held from January through the end of March throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Contests are proctored by volunteer teachers for visually impaired students and scored locally according to the national guidelines of the Braille Challenge by volunteer transcribers.
Each contestant receives a brailled certificate of appreciation and general feedback on their performance which was sent to families and educators in May.