Press Releases 2017

Portrait of young boy

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Blind third-grader Hunter Kelley earned a third place award in the apprentice category at the national Braille Challenge competition held Saturday, June 17, in Los Angeles.

Kelley represented Oklahoma Braille-users in a field that included 1,127...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY – Middle school, junior high and high school students with disabilities are registering now for Science, Technology Engineering, Math (STEM) training offered free of charge this summer.

The Transition program in the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services will partner...

Standing woman talks to woman using computer screen wit alrge text

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY –Legally blind youth and adults have four opportunities this summer to develop adaptive skills, confidence and more independence at free, week-long training programs offered by the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Now in its 15th year, DRS’ Adult Blind Living...

Young woman stands and plays saxophone with 20 seated students playing musical instruments

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –Oklahoma School for the Blind’s jazz band is the 2A state champions for the second year in a row.

Chris Ferrell is the OSB band director.

His students earned superior ratings from all the judges in the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association competition...

One adult and six kids pet white dog

Monday, May 22, 2017

SULPHUR, Okla. – When Jasmine, the therapy dog, arrived at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in February, the students naturally knew what to do.

They loved her.

Jasmine and her adult humans, however, still had a few things to learn.

A Labrador-mix breed, Jasmine had been...

Woman stands beside man who holds Oklahoma-shaped award

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

TULSA, Okla. – The crowd cheered when Joy Ride Taxi owner Patrick Cuningkin accepted his Community Employer Award for hiring multiple jobseekers who are blind.

Staff from Visual Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, presented the award to Cuningkin...

OSB graduates

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MUSKOGEE — Oklahoma School for the Blind seniors will graduate in a commencement ceremony that will be held at noon on May 24, in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street.

The OSB 2017 graduating class includes Justin Whitmire of Durant, Jacob King of Muskogee, Patelin Cogswell of...

Dawn Jolynn Sledd senior picture

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SULPHUR — Ada native Dawn Jolynn Sledd will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a commencement ceremony that will be held at 1 p.m. May 25, in the OSD gym, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.

Sledd is the daughter of Donna and William Saaty of Ada, and Jason and Robin...

Calise LeeAnn Cox senior picture

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SULPHUR — Ardmore natives Calise LeeAnn Cox and Aaron Cole Hutchins will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a commencement ceremony that will be held at 1 p.m. May 25, in the OSD gym, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.

Cox is the daughter of Quwannialisha Thrash and...

Maxwell Quentin Graves senior picture

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

SULPHUR — Sapulpa native Maxwell Quentin Graves will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a commencement ceremony that will be held at 1 p.m. May 25, in the OSD gym, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.

Graves is the son of Susan and Mark Graves of Sapulpa. He was on...

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