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First lady visits Washington State School for the Blind

The Columbian
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CENTRAL VANCOUVER — Washington’s first lady Trudi Inslee visited the Washington State School for the Blind in May to cheer on a track and field meet. About 130 students from Washington and Oregon from ages 5 to 21 participated in the event, which also gave them an opportunity to socialize. Runners who are blind may need to rely on a running buddy to be a guide, but the school has a track built with rails to help them be more independent. Inslee talked with dozens of students and heard their stories. “The student athletes from today are such an inspiration to all of us as they overcome challenges, enjoy competition, build teamwork and — most of all — have fun,” Inslee said in a news release.

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