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Jr.NADmag

N O I T I D E R O I SEN


Howdy readers,

Y’all know me, my name is Annabelle Scroggins and I’m a senior! I will be sharing my experience as the Jr. NAD ambassador and as a senior during this time, aka the COVID-19 pandemic! As an Ambassador, my goal was to raise awareness about diversity at my school, Texas School for the Deaf. The final project was to host a Diversity Fair event! As I was preparing my platform presentation last spring, including the goals Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Attending 2017 Jr. NAD National Conference in Nebraska! goals or plans after graduation

Gallaudet University Advice

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Stay open minded. Have an open heart and soul!

I had for my role. Unfortunately, COVID-19 happened so I didn’t get a chance to give the presentation at my school. I was sad about that! However, I’m grateful for our amazing social media that allowed me to do my ambassador duties!


During 2020 summer, I did the COVID tips on NAD Youth instagram where I shared different tips on how to keep busy during pandemic! In the fall, I moderated for the "Youth Leadership in a Pandemic: Black Lives Matter: webinar by Christopher Johnson! The webinar was amazing! I also moderated a Jr.NAD webinar with two Jr. NAD delegates, Aubrie Bauer and Natnail Tolossa. We all talked about their experience as NAD delegates during the Council of Representative meetings! It was awesome. FYI, you can check the recorded webinars on NAD Youth Programs Facebook! What I have done as an Ambassador was an amazing experience for me. However, as a senior, this year was shocking for me. I never imagined for my senior year to be completely

virtual and to have all classes and activities through Zoom. I'm actually speechless, and I honestly don't know how to describe my experience as a senior because I feel like I have not started my senior year yet! However, I’m excited to graduate and go to college. Onwards!

s n i g g o r c S e l l e b a A nn

Sincerely,

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Alyssa Duarte California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

CSDR Jr. NAD hosted a party during the Clerc Classic tournament. It was so lit. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

My goal is to go to YLC this summer. Afterwards, I’m going to Gallaudet University!

Join the Jr. NAD... Being recognized as one of the members is one of the best feeling you can get.

AMAUI JENNINGS California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

The Battle of California competition with California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Goals or plans after Graduation

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Go to Los Angeles Trade Technology College (LATTC).

Advice

Get involved with school activities.


AMY NGO California School for the Deaf, FREMONT

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Collaborating with Riverside for Jr. NAD Leadership Retreat before Battle of California. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Writing & drawing children book series. Graduating college.

Keep participating in Jr. NAD events. There are a lot of things you never know!

Andrea Alquisiras Albarra James MADISON HIGH SCHOOL

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

We had a Secret Santa party and went to the Deafestival. We also had a field trip to Friendship Park. Goals or plans after Graduation

Attend San Diego Community College. I want to learn about how to help kids with seizures and train dogs to be aware about the seizures is coming.

Advice

Participate in Jr. NAD and be motivated!

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AUBRIE BAUER Model Secondary School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

My entire junior year with my Jr. NAD team and advisor Brian Kelson. Another one is at Jr. NAD National Conference! Goals or plans after Graduation

Advice

I haven’t decided which college I am going to. I will come up with a plan soon.

Please make Jr. NAD fun because that is what it supposed to be!

AVERY Meza Kansas School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Watching the Super Bowl game: Kansas City Chiefs against San Francisco 49ers. Goals or plans after Graduation

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Attend Johnson County Community College or Gallaudet University to get my diploma and be successful.

Advice

Give feedback with people. Be a leader. Work hard with Jr. NAD officers.


Azeb visco California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Too many to pick! But if I had to pick one, I would pick co-hosting Clerc Classic social nights. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

College/Travel/Peace Corps

Don't take Jr. NAD for granted.

Caitlyn Buchman Wisconsin School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When I went to New York for the Jr. NAD conference. I met a lot of awesome leaders and learned a lot more on leadership. Goals or plans after Graduation

Inspire others through my poetry. Go to college and get a degree in either Communication or English.

Advice

Get creative with your leadership.

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Chloe Harmount California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

I had a really good conversation with my Jr. NAD advisors, Braidi and Girard when I was on the fence of joining Jr. NAD. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Focus on transit to be happier and have a healthy mindset.

Always be curious. Be kind to yourself and to others.

Chyann Wisdom Washington School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Attending all of the meetings and to listen to other classes' grievances. I also enjoy discussing ideas to solve those issues.

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Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Be courageous!

I will be returning to Washington School for the Deaf as a Transition Student.


Cristin Kohl Missouri School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Being involved in all the community service projects through Jr.NAD. Goals or plans after Advice

Graduation

I plan to attend Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO. My goal is to become a deaf female firefighter.

I would like to encourage future members to stay focused and study hard.

DYlan Walshvelo Rochester school for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Planning the Jr.NAD conference at RSD. It was awesome to meet different people with different backgrounds. Goals or plans after Graduation

I plan on going to RIT and major in Laboratory Science Technology where I can pursue my career in medicine and hopefully become a pathologist.

Advice

Continue growing as a leader. Jr.NAD was a big inspiration in my life. I gained the experience of being a leader to others.

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Ellie lister Rhode Island School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

My favorite memory was at the Jr. NAD conference at Rochester, NY. I met so many amazing people! Goals or plans after Graduation

My plan is to move to Arizona and start working at an automotive shop. Be a mechanic.

Advice

Be a leader and speak up for others when they can’t.

Ethan jacobs Washington School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When I went Jr. NAD conference in Rochester, NY. It was fun to meet other leaders and peers! Goals or plans after Graduation

Advice

Go to Gallaudet University and get my Stay firm, and follow your instincts. BA in ASL Education and MA in Special Education. My goal is to be an ASL teacher for deaf children.

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Hannah Moffett Kansas school for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

So hard to pick one!

Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Go to college and work at an auto-body shop or at Amazon.

Be open, talk with everyone and support anyone.

Hezeki Smoot missouri school for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When I went to the Jr.NAD conference in Rochester, NY and socialized with my deaf peers. I was able to communicate freely and make many new friends.

Advice

Through Jr. NAD you will meet I plan on attending SWCD (Southwest College many new people, and it's easy for the Deaf) in Big Spring, Texas. While in to be nervous or shy, but over time you will become more college, I hope to continue working towards confident. my goal of being in the Deaf Olympics. Goals or plans after Graduation

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Iran Sanchez Washington School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

I enjoy our weekly Jr.NAD meetings.

Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

I hope to come back as a transition student and then eventually join our school's independent living skills program.

If you are presented with an opportunity, take it.

isabelle Williams California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Playing game activities with others and developing team bonds with people. Goals or plans after Graduation

Attend Gallaudet University.

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Advice

Highly recommended for students to join Jr. NAD to learn more about themselves and others.


Jalila Martens Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When we host the event in the Lee gym for volleyball with Great Plains School for the Deaf. It was a lot of fun for me. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Keep up with my leadership and knowledge of how to lead others of how to open up their leadership role models in my future career.

I didn't have any role like President, Vice president, or even Treasury No matter what position you're in, you are still important in Jr. NAD.

Jalina Dietz California School for the Deaf, FRemont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

I enjoy inviting some guest speakers from the Deaf community to give us inspirational presentations. Goals or plans after Graduation

Attend Gallaudet University.

Advice

Take every opportunity you get and do it.

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Jasmine Jiminez California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Leadership weekend 2019 went in San Francisco, CA. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Living a good life where everyone feels safe and is active.

Work with another deaf school to host a leadership retreat weekend.

Jayden elias Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When we had a car wash fundraiser, it was so fun. Goals or plans after Graduation

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I plan to go straight to college then get a job.

Advice

To always be motivated and fun.


Jayvon Harmon California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Jr. NAD Conference 2019 - I had fun and I learnt so much there! Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Don't forget to have fun!

My goal is to live as much of life as possible.

Katie Mcclyman Wisconsin School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Attending Jr. NAD conference in Rochester, New York. Goals or plans after Graduation

I am planning on attending college to get a degree in psychology and help kids with autism.

Advice

Be committed and involved in your Jr. NAD chapter.

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Kim Perez James Madison High School

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When Jr. NAD went to Friendship Park at the San Diego border and learned about social justice. Goals or plans after Graduation

Go to college and study Sociology.

Advice

Be motivated and be a great leader.

McKenna Girod Rochester School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Organizing the Jr. NAD conference at RSD in Fall 2019.

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Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Be active as much as you can. Participate in different events, Meet different people, and most importantly, have fun!

I plan to continue my education at NTID/RIT in fall of 2021 and study business.


Melissa Sebastiao rhode Island School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Hard to pick!

Goals or plans after Graduation

To volunteer or help animals. My plan is to a find job and enjoy reading more books.

Advice

Maintain a good attitude, pay attention to your peers, write and learn more about Jr. NAD.

Olivia Collins rhode Island School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Selling snacks during ESDAA basketball tournament. It was so fun. I love meeting new people. Goals or plans after Graduation

Attend Bristol Community College then transfer to Johnson & Wale University or Culinary Institute of American college. I want to become a chef and establish my own restaurant.

Advice

Be independent. Work hard and never give up.

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Priscilla Berrios Saint Brendan High School

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Visiting the Niagara Falls at the 2019 Jr. NAD Conference! I got to experience an amazing view while making new friends. Goals or plans after Advice

Graduation

Attend Gallaudet University. After graduating college, I hope to work with Child Protective Services to help children be in a safe and loving home.

No matter the obstacles you face, always have the mindset and confidence that you will overcome anything!

Ravin Greene Kansas School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Whenever Jr. NAD meets and does team building games. Goals or plans after Graduation

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Move to Wichita and attend Wichita State University.

Advice

Make sure you let everyone know and have more activities with people around.


Reza Mosher California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Going to Jr.NAD Conference in Rochester, NY.

Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

I will be attending Gallaudet and majoring in ASL.

Apply to other Jr.NAD events outside of school such as YLC.

Rosalia Fraychineaud Texas School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Creating fundraiser ideas. Advice Goals or plans after Graduation

Go to college and get a job that helps other people.

Don't miss Jr. NAD meetings. Don't be scared to say something; if someone finds your idea ridiculous, there's always someone that finds it fascinating.

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Saira Vicente California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Having California School for the Deaf Fremont join our social events. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

Be humble. Get involved with Jr. NAD discussions.

I will love to see students join Jr. NAD.

Saul Pineda Orellana Texas School for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Jr. NAD meeting with TSD administrators on Zoom about student forum!! Goals or plans after Graduation

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Attend college and major in SocialStudies. It is my passion to be a teacher and travel (after COVID-19).

Advice

Join as a Jr. NAD member because you can make changes within the deaf community. It would be amazing if you helped them!!


Sethan Rolofson Kansas School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

I went to YLC in 2019 and it was the best experience I have ever had. Goals or plans after

Advice

Graduation

I plan to attend Gallaudet University and major in accounting.

Be yourself and the right people will come to you.

Sierra Herzig-WIlcox Maryland School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Going to D.C. to speak with the senators about our education for deaf youth. Goals or plans after Graduation

I'm not sure yet but I definitely know that I want to go to college.

Advice

You have a voice, always keep fighting.

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Talia Boren California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Going to Rochester, NY for Jr.NAD Conference. I learned a lot new things. Goals or plans after Graduation

I will attend Gallaudet University this Fall and my major will be Biology.

Advice

Show empathy in tangible ways.

Valentina Camino Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

Seeing our Jr. NAD members turn into leaders. We also worked so hard to set up the cultural awareness and BIPOC event at our school. Goals or plans after Graduation

I honestly don’t know, but I know for sure that I will use my leadership skills after high school. The wind will lead me somewhere.

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Advice

If you want to make your dreams possible, try to accept your mistakes and put your effort in doing better next time.


Zarek nathanson Texas school for the deaf

Favorite Jr. NAD Memory

When Linsay Darnall Jr. gave us a great leadership presentation. Goals or plans after Graduation

Go to Gallaudet University.

Advice

Try to involve much as you can. In return, you will gain your knowledge and experiences.

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