Rising SM East freshman Audrey Bethay wins first place in National Braille Challenge

Audrey Bethay (center) with her parents, Kris and Walter Bethay, at the National Braille Challenge. Photo via Twitter

For the third time in eight years of competing, rising Shawnee Mission East freshman Audrey Bethay has won first place in her division at the National Braille Challenge.

Ever since first grade, the Prairie Village native has gone on to nationals. Twice she has placed first in her division — the first time when she was much younger and the second was two years ago.