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MARCH 2020 | NDYD ISSUE VOL. 2


National Deaf Youth Day is an annual event that happens on March 6th. The event was developed to bring together deaf and hard of hearing youth from schools for the deaf, mainstream programs, and universities and to recognize them for who they are. The National Deaf Youth Day serves two purposes: 1) To celebrate the unique identity of deaf and hard of hearing people and their accomplishments; and 2) To promote the idea that deaf and hard of hearing youth can do anything.

All Jr. NAD members are hu ddled in a circle.

All hands up for a welfie!

This second-annual National Deaf Youth Day issue recognizes our hard-working, dedicated and amazing Jr. NAD members across the nation! If you don't see your chapter listed in this issue or wish to establish a chapter at your school, please contact Chanel Gleicher Bonheyo at chanel.bonheyo@nad.org.

Group work at its best.

Special thanks to the Jr. NAD media team for making this possible! Happy Reading! Great job, Jr. NAD Ambassador contestants!


Participating Chapters Arkansas School for the Deaf California School for the Deaf - Fremont California School for the Deaf - Riverside Illinois School for the Deaf James Madison High School Marie Philip School Missouri School for the Deaf Model Secondary School for the Deaf New Mexico School for the Deaf Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Rhode Island School for the Deaf St. Mary School for the Deaf Texas School for the Deaf Utah School for the Deaf Wisconsin School for the Deaf If you don't see your chapter in this issue? Participate in 2021!


ARKANSAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

Michaelangelo 7th Grade

Jr. NAD Member A photo of Michaelangelo.

Jr. NAD Pages at Little Rock, AR.

Future Goals: To support Deaf and DeafBlind people to communicate with hearing community through technology. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: I saw Michaelangelo's desire to come out of his shell in the deaf world. The spark happened at the 2019 National Leadership Training Conference in Little Rock where he volunteered for the weekend.


California School for the Deaf Fremont

Miles Senior

Jr. NAD President Future Goals: Attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the Fall of 2020 and to become an investment salesman and invest in several Deaf films as an executive producer. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Miles is poised and show confidence on stage as well as in front of and behind the camera. Miles is a great leader who thrives on supporting his team as their captain for both the football and basketball teams.

A close up of Miles.

Miles is presenting on stage.

Miles behind the scene!


California School for the Deaf Riverside

Daniel Junior

Jr. NAD President A close up of Daniel.

Future Goals: To become a fashion designer

Daniel is with his peers.

Daniel with his Jr. NAD chapter.

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: With a generous heart, Daniel is often driven by a desire to inspire and develop others. He naturally bursts with excitement in doing anything for our community. During his first year as a student at CSD Riverside, he already has inspired many students in becoming natural leaders through kindness. The students enjoy his spirit and enthusiasm everywhere.


Illinois School for The Deaf

Rashawana Senior

Jr. NAD Secretary Future Goals: To become a nail technician From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Rashawana is a proactive leader. Rashawana impresses us by how she listens and includes member’s inputs. Rashawana’s action encourages the members to take ownership of their chapter

A close up of Rashawana.

Rashawana takes a selife.


JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL

Mohamed Senior

Mohamed is taking a photo.

Jr. NAD President

Future Goals: To graduate high school, continue to grow and learn new skills.

Playing steal the bacon!

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Mohamed leads by example. He is a role model and a great asset to the Jr. NAD.


Marie Philip School

Lily Senior

Jr. NAD Member/ Leadership Committee Chairperson Future Goals: Attend to a college, become successful, start my own dog business, and have a good life. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Lily has grown to be more considerate of others and mature. She has gotten better at being an advocate for herself and for her peers at MPS. Her steady commitment throughout the years with Jr. NAD has been impressive.

Lili poses with a dog.

Lily is at the Jr. NAD Conference.


Missouri School for the deaf

Allen

Freshman

Jr. NAD Vice President Allen smiling.

Allen is playing basketball.

Allen is volunteering at a food drive.

Future Goals: To pursue a career with the Missouri Department of Conservation after graduation and to hone his leadership skills, so he can become a leader in his deaf community. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Allen is a very dependable person, and always jumps in to help whenever he sees a need.This year he is involved in Student Council and Jr. NAD. As a freshmen these clubs have opened up a new world for Allen and he has emerged as a natural leader.


Model secondary school for the deaf

Natnail Senior

Jr. NAD Vice President Future Goals: Major in Computer Hardware Engineering at Rochester Insitute of Technology From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Natnail has a big HEART for the Jr.NAD community and he has a very bright future head of him. Natnail was voted by his fellow Jr.NAD members at the Jr. NAD Conference in Rochester, NY to attend to the NAD Conference this coming summer as a Jr.NAD Delegate.

Natnail is smiling.

Natnail plays dodgeball.

Natnail poses with Aubrie.Â


New Mexico School for the Deaf

Mya Senior

Jr. NAD President

A close up of Mya.

Mya during a Jr. NAD activity.

Future Goals: Attend to college and inspire other youths by showing who they are and continue to thrive in their lives. I also want motivate everyone to chase their dreams while they can. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Mya continues to grow to become a leader among her peers. She blooms into a good leader and continues to learn new skills as she will use and share with her peers.


Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

Zoe

Sophomore Jr. NAD Treasurer A close up of Zoe.

Future Goals: Become a wildlife rescuer/rehabilitator From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Zoe is always first person to volunteer to make flyers and posters. She never misses a meeting and helps run activities for school events. Her exposure at Jr. NAD conference prompted her to set up a goal in establishing a chapter in a different school.

Zoe on stage.

Zoe is shooting hoops.


Rhode Island school for The Deaf

Yasmin Senior

A close up of Yasmin.

Jr. NAD President

Future Goals: To be a chef and own a cafe

Yasmin with her family.

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Yasmin is always friendly, quiet, and shy with a lot of potentional to be a wellrounded leader.


St. Mary's School for the Deaf

Julia

Sophomore Jr. NAD Co-President

Future Goals: To graduate high school and college, then travel the world.

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Julia is enthusiastic to learn more about leadership. She believes in delegation. Julia is always willing to share her ideas to herJr. NAD members. She has a huge heart to see others succeed.

A close up of Julia.

Julia is seated at a workshop.


Texas School for the Deaf

Annabelle Junior

Jr. NAD Ambassador 2019 - 2021/ Head of Diversity Committee A close up of Annabelle.

Annabelle presents on stage.

Annabelle is laughing.

Future Goals: Work in the human services field and to promote collaboration to build an active deaf community. From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Annabelle exemplifies everything a leader should be! She is respectful of her peers by making sure to include everyone with her warm smile and kind comments. Her compassionate personality makes others feel appreciated and acknowledged. Responsible and respectful are two words that describe why Annabelle is a great role model for other students.


UtAH School for the Deaf

Mariyah Freshman

Jr. NAD President Future Goals: Become a basketball player for Women National Basketball Association (WNBA)

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Mariyah is very involved with many different activities. She is a great leader and represents well in our school. We cannot wait to see her grow over time!

Mariyah performs on stage.

Mariyah poses with her friends.

Mariyah participates in a teambuilding actvity.


Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Madison Senior

Jr. NAD Member A close up of Madison.

Future Goals: Attend to University of Wisconsin-Madison and spread awareness of Deaf culture. Become a pediatric audiologist.

Madison is at taco night fundraiser.

Madison is at the Jr. NAD meeting.

From the Jr. NAD Advisor: Madison miraculously manages to include a number of additional activities into her schedule. Madison shares her insight and expertise during Jr. NAD meetings and attended Youth Leadership Camp in 2018. She is a quiet and aspiring girl who leads by example.


Active Jr. NAD Chapters REGION I

REGION II

<jrnad.region1@nad.org> <jrnad.region2@nad.org> American School for the Deaf Illinois School for the Deaf Delaware School for the Deaf Indiana School for the Deaf Model Secondary School for the Deaf Kansas School for the Deaf Governor Baxter School for the Deaf Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Marie Philip School Misouri School for the Deaf Willie Ross School for the Deaf Nebraska/ Iowa Chapter Maryland School for the Deaf Ohio School for the Deaf Mountain Lakes High School Wisconsin School for the Deaf Lexington School for the Deaf Rochester School for the Deaf St. Mary School for the Deaf Rhode Island School for the Deaf Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

REGION III

REGION IV

<jrnad.region3@nad.org> Alabama Insisitue for the Deaf and Blind Arkansas School for the Deaf Florida School for the Deaf Miami Metro Chapter Georgia School for the Deaf Louisiana School for the Deaf North Carolina School for the Deaf South Carolina School for the Deaf Texas School for the Deaf

<jrnad.region4@nad.org> Alaska School for the Deaf Phoenix Day School for the Deaf California School for the Deaf - Fremont California School for the Deaf - Riverside James Madison High School Idaho Metro Chapter New Mexico School for the Deaf Jean Massieu School for the Deaf

Want to establish a chapter in your region? Contact your Region Reps! Want to establish a metro chapter? Get more information from jrnad.metro@nad.org!

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