Ashlee Thao is a senior at Shawnee Mission South High School in Kansas City, Kansas.
She's also standout musician, playing both the piano and violin, KSMS TV reports.
"Playing the piano and playing the violin can still be extremely visual," Ashlee says. In fact, being blind "amplifies what I am doing."
Ashlee lost her vision to cataracts at the age of 6 months.
"I don't really see it as a disability," she told KSMS. "I see it, like I said, as a tool."
Her orchestra teacher agrees. "She's one of the hardest workers that I have ever met," he said.
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