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Oct 5, 2022
National Deaf Life Museum
Celebrating 150 Years!
Clerc Center Student Contest
In 1857, Congress chartered a school for the deaf and blind in the nation’s capital. With its success evident, seven years later Congress allocated increased funding for the establishment of a collegiate program, which today has evolved into Gallaudet University.
That pre-collegiate school, today known as the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center and which operates Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (KDES) and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD), has been witness to 150 years of extraordinary vitality and impact, both on campus and around the globe.
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Gallaudet University, KDES (grades 6-8) and MSSD students are invited to submit written or signed essays that examine how they have been inspired or profoundly impacted by a particular event in Gallaudet’s history.
On April 8, the student winners will be recognized as part of the Sesquicentennial Charter Day campus-wide celebration.
Guidelines for submitting written or signed essays |
1st Place: $250 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: Honorable Mention Certificate
1st Place: Apple iPad
2nd Place: $250 Bison Shop Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $100 Bison Shop Gift Certificate
Gallaudet’s 150th celebration is made possible by generous support from:
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Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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