Business, Education, Sports

The Maryland School for the Blind hosts annual Camp Abilities summer program

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind kicks off their summer programming with MSB Camp Abilities. The developmental sports and recreation camp for youth ages 9-17, will be held on the school’s campus from June 21-25. MSB’s Camp Abilities has served students from Maryland, DC and Virginia for the past eight years and is the only overnight sports camp in …


Education, Events

Nottingham student qualifies for National Braille Challenge

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The 2021 National Braille Challenge finalists have been announced, and a student from Nottingham is among the top 50 qualifiers in the nation. Eniolaoluwa Osunkoya will be competing in the national competition later this month. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired students in the United States …


Dr. Joanne Waeltermann appointed to Maryland School for the Blind Board of Directors

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Joanne Waeltermann has been appointed to the Board of Directors of The Maryland School for the Blind, effective April 1, 2021. Dr. Waeltermann, a retired licensed and board certified pediatric ophthalmologist, served patients in Maryland from 1985 – 2019, at the Kid’s Eye Care of Maryland, Children’s Eye Care, LLC, University Eye Associates, the Howard County Health Department …

Maryland School for the Blind Superintendent W. Robert Hair named to Leadership Maryland Class of 2021

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Leadership Maryland on Wednesday announced that William Robert Hair, Superintendent at Maryland School for the Blind in Nottingham, has been chosen to participate in its professional leadership development program. Hair is one of 50 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 28th class – the Class of 2021, who will complete the eight-month hands-on learning program focused on Maryland’s social, economic, …

Two Nottingham students take home awards in the 2021 Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—Blind and visually impaired students from across Maryland and the surrounding region competed in the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on February 6th. The event and subsequent award ceremony, hosted by the Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education, were held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the winners recently …

Maryland School for the Blind to virtually host 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland School for the Blind and the Maryland State Department of Education will host the 12th annual Maryland Regional Braille Challenge on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually this year. The Braille Challenge®, a program of the Braille Institute, is the only academic competition for blind or visually impaired …