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Tulsa’s Ruby Shasteen Graduates from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf

Thursday, May 09, 2024

SULPHUR, Okla. — Tulsa native, Ruby Shasteen, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf at 1:00 p.m. on May 21st at 1100 E. Oklahoma St., Sulphur in the OSD Gymnasium.

Shasteen was on the 2nd Place-National Deaf Cheerleading Competition (NDCC) 2024 team and 2nd Place-Great Plains School for the Deaf (GPSD) Track team; and High School Girls Golf Team. She also participated in the Occupational Training Opportunities for the Deaf (OTOD) program.

After graduation Shasteen plans to attend Tulsa Community College for Photography.

Shasteen transferred to OSD for her senior year. She is the daughter of Christene and Alfred Shasteen.

“I am so proud of this year’s seniors. I have no doubt that they will go forward and accomplish many great things in the world,” Dr. Heather Laine, OSD superintendent, said. “I wish them every success as they venture out to next chapter of their lives.”

This year’s graduating class includes Joshua Bryce Cain of Ada, MaKenna Jane Fleshman of Greenfield, Caden Gail Gardea of Mustang, Christopher James (CJ) Huberty of Sulphur, Kreshunna Jamelle Johnson of Glenpool, Frankie Lokeijak of Enid, Elijah James McKenna of Maud, Janesse Lashae Palmer of Lone Grove, RyJan Dax Reininger of Midwest City, Katherine Shasteen of Tulsa, Ruby Shasteen of Tulsa, Shakayla DeAnn Simmons of Lawton and Sasha Marie Traver of Woodward.

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 preschool programs and onsite consultation for public school students, their families, public school districts and communities statewide.


For more information

Dana Tallon, DRS Communications Manager

Cell: 405-568-1404