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JR. NAD mag NATIONAL DEAF YOUTH DAY ISSUE

March 2019 / NDYD Issue / Vol 1


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. This first-ever 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.gleicher@nad.org. This issue would have not been possible without the Jr. NAD Media team - thank you! Enjoy!

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS/ ACTIVE CHAPTERS In this special issue! Alaska School for the Deaf American School for the Deaf California School for the Deaf, Fremont California School for the Deaf, Riverside Georgia School for the Deaf maryland School for the Deaf Marie Philip School North carolina School for the Deaf Ohio School for the Deaf Parkland High School Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Rhode Island School for the Deaf Rochester School for the Deaf St. Mary School for the Deaf Texas School for the Deaf Washington School for the Deaf Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Wisconsin School for the Deaf

NATIONAL DEAF YOUTH DAY


JAMIE ANN SOTELO

JUNIOR

A close up image of Jamie.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

" Jamie at a Jr. NAD event.

Our chapter invites the Deaf community to socialize at a local pizza restaurant for fundraising events. During these events, I speak to the audience, thanking them for their support and I announce door prize winners. With sponsor approval, I schedule an annual Fun day and community service events. During Deaf Awareness week, I lead a Deaf Awareness station. I also helped set up for various events throughout Deaf Awareness Week.

"

FUTURE GOALS

Become a photographer. Jamie is discussing with a student.

ALASKA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


JARMAL PURYEAR

SENIOR

A close up image of Jarmal.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT FUTURE GOALS Jarmal's future goals are to graduate from ASD and go to college. In college, Jarmal would like to major in Technology, specifically computer design and Robotics. Jarmal is also interested in working with animals as a Vet Technician. Jarmal is under a tarp with his team mates.

Jarmal is cheering with his team mates.

MORE ABOUT JARMAL Jarmal is well liked by peers, staff and teachers. He is always willing to lend a hand wherever needed and is never afraid to accept a challenge. Jarmal independently seeks out new opportunities and experiences. Jarmal is a brave young man who doesn't fear speaking his mind and standing up for what he believes in. He is a natural leader and a great role-model to his younger peers. Jarmal is not the type of student who sits idly by. He is involved in several clubs and organizations on campus, including: Sports, Dance Club, Jr NAD, LGBTQ and Cheerleading just to name a few. Jarmal has a bright future and we are all very proud of him.

AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


BRENT FUENTES

SENIOR A close up image of Brent.

JR. NAD MEMBER FUTURE GOALS

Attend Gallaudet University. His three program major interests are: Business, Counseling and Social Work. Brent is cheering in his CSD uniform.

MORE ABOUT BRENT Brent’s charismatic personality and big smile can’t go unnoticed as it definitely has a positive influence on the CSD campus. He can be found doing amazing high jumps as a Cheerleader on the court/field, spreading the CSD spirit as the Eagle Fight Song signer, and performing duties as President of Asian Pacific Islander Club and as a member of Jr. NAD. In addition, he has been on the Gold Honor Rolls for his academic excellence.

Brent is performing the CSD Eagle Fight Song.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, FREMONT


NY'KEL BEST

JUNIOR

A close up image of Ny'Kel.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

MORE ABOUT NY'KEL

Ny'kel is on stage in front of a "Jr. NAD" Power Point.

Ny’Kel has taken a big leap in leading Jr. NAD this year by bringing in 30 members! With her mighty courage and leadership, she paired up with a Fremont student to explain the importance of Jr. NAD during the Battle of California at CSD-Fremont. Ny’Kel also shared her YLC experiences with high school students, recruiting students to apply to YLC this year. Ny’Kel’s ambition and persistence in building communityschool relationships are amazing.

Ny'Kel is outside, in a line, trying to catch something.

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF, RIVERSIDE


KENNETH KENNEDY

JUNIOR

A close up image of Kenneth.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

" Kenneth poses with a group of students at the community kitchen.

FUTURE GOALS

After I graduate from high school, I want to attend Gallaudet University to pursue Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in Secondary Education. I want to become a teacher and teach math or American Sign Language!

"

MORE ABOUT KENNETH Here are the pictures of Kenneth Kennedy in action as a volunteer – he helped with our local community kitchen, visited senior citizens during the holiday times. and he visited Retired GSD former Superintendent Jim Whitworth and his wife Shirley. Kenneth is at the community kitchen.

GEORGIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


ARIELLA ZFATI

JUNIOR

A close up of Ariella.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT FUTURE GOALS

Her future goals include attending Gallaudet University to pursue her dreams of becoming a Mental Health Counselor or a Teacher, and getting involved with Peace Corps. Ariella poses in front of a mural.

MORE ABOUT ARIELLA Her experience at Youth Leadership Camp during the summer of 2017 was a remarkable one, it left her yearning for more upon her return. She supported MSD towards having our Jr. NAD chapter become active again. Jr. NAD benefits from her leadership, outside of Jr. NAD, she is a great student with good character.

Ariella is writing on a notepad at the NAD YLC.

MARYLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


TYLER FURZLAND

FRESHMAN

A close up image of Tyler.

JR. NAD SECRETARY

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Tyler is setting up a tent with two other students.

FUTURE GOALS:

After high school, I want to go to college and someday become a movie/tv show director. I also love to write stories so I would love to be a scriptwriter too. I want to be anywhere in the entertainment industry and be a part of creating movies or tv shows!

"

Tyler is sitting with a cash box.

MARIE PHILIP SCHOOL


GUSTAVO LUCHA

SENIOR

A close up image of Gustavo.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT FUTURE GOALS

Gustavo is holding a robot.

He wants to go to college and is interested in majoring in graphic design or computers. He enjoys working with blueprints and has a passion for building robotics.

MORE ABOUT GUSTAVO

Gustavo is sitting on the floor with a laptop.

Right now, he is on a VEX Robotics team here at NCSD. He enjoys competing against hearing teams in Vex Robotics tournaments. He thanks his teacher, Jeff Lintz, for teaching him how to build robots by assembling pieces together from a kit and cutting metal in machine shop. Also, he is learning how to program and operate the robot through coding.

NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


ANDREW KNOX

SENIOR A close up image of Andrew.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

"

Andrew is sitting in front of a YLC sign.

FUTURE GOALS

I have two top goals in my future plan: short term goal is to be a Superintendent or CEO and long term goal is to be the first deaf person to become President in the United States(POTUS.)

"

Andrew is wearing sunglasses and smiling.

OHIO SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


SALEYSHKA DIAZ

SENIOR A close up image of Saleyshka.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

FUTURE GOALS Saleyshka is massaging a person's foot.

Obtain her cosmetology license and do nails and facials professionally. Â

A close up image of Saleyshka.

PARKLAND HIGH SCHOOL


NATASHA JO RICHARDS HAMILTON

JUNIOR A close up image of Natasha.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT FUTURE GOALS

"

I have always wanted to go to Gallaudet University as my parents did, as well as my uncle and one of my sisters. It is my instinct is to go to Gallaudet to follow their footsteps. As for my major, for now,. I truly do not have any idea what I want to do.

Natasha is holding an award.

"

A medium shot of Natasha. She is wearing sunglasses and looking down.

PHOENIX DAY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


LILLIAN KLEIN

SOPHOMORE

A close up image of Lillian.

JR. NAD TREASURER MORE ABOUT LILLIAN

Lillian is doing an activity with other students.

She is a hard-working, supportive, active and reliable leader. She always encourages every student with a positive and friendly attitude. She has dedicated a lot of her free time volunteering at the Jr. NAD events. Lillian is one of the most motivated people when it comes to supporting the Jr. NAD events.

Lillian is smiling and hugging a friend.

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


EMMA KANE

FRESHMAN A close up image of Emma.

JR. NAD MEMBER

MORE ABOUT EMMA

Emma is paying closely attention in class.

Emma shows her dedication to Jr. NAD by making it a visible part of our school. She coestablished elementary mentorship programs in which older students provide weekly support to elementary students by telling stories, aiding teachers with class, and providing homework help. She helped reestablish Mix-It-Up Day to encourage student interactivity. She helped build awareness of RSD by telling ASL stories at a local bookstore. Emma has a career goal of educational administration.

Emma is watching a workshop.

ROCHESTER SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


ISA HABEEB

JUNIOR A close up image of Isa.

" Isa is standing next to two students.

JR. NAD MEMBER

As a Jr. NAD member, I was involved with the Deaf Awareness Week at my school and signed the National Anthem at a hockey game!

"

FUTURE GOALS To go to college, either: Gallaudet University or National Technical Institute of the Deaf. He is not sure yet! Isa and two other students are smiling with their hockey jerseys.

ST. MARY SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


NEVAN GRAVES

SENIOR A close up image of Nevan.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

FUTURE GOALS

"

Nevan is on stage.

Go to Gallaudet University and then give back to the deaf community through teaching.

"

Nevan is standing next to a student in the gym.

TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


ASHANTAY TRUONG

SENIOR

A close up image of Ashantay.

JR. NAD PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FUTURE GOALS Ashantay discusses with a group of students.

Ashantay wants to be an Event Planner. She plans to go to Austin Community College to take her general education course requirements then transfer to RIT or Gallaudet to major in Business.

Ashantay and a student are being filmed.

WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


XIAOLI CARR

JUNIOR A close up image of Xiaoli.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT

FUTURE GOALS Xiaoli is looking at a TV screen in a classroom.

Attend Gallaudet with a goal of gaining BA degrees in journalism and photography.

Xiaoli is doing classwork at her desk.

WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


LUCERO URIOZTEGUI ARREOLA

SENIOR

A close up image of Lucero.

JR. NAD PRESIDENT MORE ABOUT LUCERO

Lucero discusses in front of a group of students.

During her Jr.NAD years, Lucero attended the National Jr.NAD conference in Florida. When meeting Deaf role models, she is in awe. Lucero has visited Deaf Senior citizens' apartments, attended the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf's Legislative Day, hosted a taco fundraiser at Southern Lakes Association of the Deaf for the NAD Board's visit to Delavan in April 2018. In July 2018, Lucero attended the Youth Leadership Camp. Now, Lucero is a senior and Jr.NAD president. Lucero loves to interact with her peers and participate in unique events. Following her graduation from WSD, Lucero looks forward to expanding her art skills.

Howard Rosenblum and Lucero poses with an award.

WISCONSIN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF


ACTIVE JR. NAD CHAPTERS REGION I

jRNAD.REGION1@nad.org

American School for the Deaf Delaware School for the Deaf Governor Baxter School for the Deaf Marie Philip School Maryland School for the Deaf Model Secondary School for the Deaf Mountain Lakes High School Parkland High School/CLIU #21 Rhode Island School for the Deaf Rochester School for the Deaf St. Mary School for the Deaf Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

REGION III

jRNAD.REGION3@nad.org

Alabama Institute for the Deaf Arkansas School for the Deaf 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

REGION II

jRNAD.REGION2@nad.org

Indiana School for the Deaf Kansas School for the Deaf Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf Nebraska/Iowa Chapter Ohio School for the Deaf Wisconsin School for the Deaf

REGION IV

jRNAD.REGION4@nad.org

Alaska School for the Deaf California School for the Deaf, Fremont California School for the Deaf, Riverside New Mexico School for the Deaf Phoenix Day School for the Deaf Utah School for the Deaf Washington School for the Deaf

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