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Oklahoman Published: June 30, 2013
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Deaf students graduate

The Oklahoma School for the Deaf recently celebrated the graduation of 21 of its students. Graduates are Miranda Abell and Shae-Lyn Mayes, of Ardmore; Seth Allen, Sassy Fields and Cariss Thomason, of Sulphur; Felicia Anderson and Aaneissiah Underwood and Quincy McCoy, of Oklahoma City; Audrey Drake, of Tulsa; Elizabeth Gomez, of Coweta; Heath Lindsey, of Madill; Andrew Lobaugh and Kevin Smith, of Pauls Valley; Gabrielle Moore, of Atoka; McKenzi O'Connor, of Guthrie; Ana Olivas, of Duncan; Marie Sands, of Shawnee; Brandon Sites and Travis Turner, of Ada; Christian Smith, of Kingston; and Britney Wells, of Granite. The Oklahoma School for the Deaf is more than 100 years old and serve students who are deaf or hard of hearing. It is part of the state Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Administrator among honorees

The Oklahoma Directors of Special Services recently honored those who work with students with disabilities. David McCune was named the 2013 Director of the Year. McCune has worked as the Enid Public Schools director of special services for 20 years. In his time there, he has expanded programs and placement opportunities for children with disabilities. Sherilyn Walton received the 2013 Maurice Walraven Award, which is given to those who contribute to the education of children with disabilities. Walton is a social worker who is the family support coordinator for the Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities. She helps families navigate the education system. Jacqueline Morgans won the Jimmie Prickett Scholarship. Morgans is working on her master's degree in special education at Oklahoma State University.

OSSM offers free math camp

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is offering a free and science math summer camp for students who will be in seventh grade this fall. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15-18 at the school, 1141 N Lincoln. The camp is free and lunch will be provided. The goal of the camp is to expand math and science knowledge. Activities include bug collection, dissection and physics and chemistry demonstrations. Classes will be taught by OSSM students and staff, including the school's president. To sign up, call 521-6436.The deadline is July 8.

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