Oklahoma School for the Deaf holds annual graduation
SULPHUR — Ten Oklahomans received diplomas May 19 during graduation ceremonies at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
The OSD 2021 graduating class includes Brian Samuel Chavez of Tuttle, Jordan Dean Scism of Beggs, April Pennel of Hulbert, Kayleah Emme Chebultz of Sulphur, Dallas Lowry of Broken Arrow, Shealee Junger of Tulsa, Alejandra Medina Crouch of Tulsa, Isaiah Cristopher Holt of Norman, Jasmie Reininger of Oklahoma City and Krenchy Junior Lokeijak of Ponca City.
“Seeing the Class of 2021 graduate is especially rewarding for not only our teachers but for every staff member at OSD,” OSD Superintendent Chris Dvorak said. “This year has been so challenging. I am proud of the dedication of our staff throughout this school year and the perseverance of our graduates. This class has always been one of those special classes, and it is fitting that they overcame one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime.”
OSD is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), a state agency that assists Oklahomans with disabilities through vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.
OSD has been located in Sulphur since 1908. OSD provides residential and day school educational services at no charge for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The school provides a range of outreach programs, including pre-school programs and onsite consultation for public school students, their families, public school districts and communities statewide.
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