Academics
Areas of Study

(Note: ASL competition was open to pilot schools only)


Grand Prize in Writing- Nehemiah Danjuma, Rocky Mountain Deaf School

Grand Prize in ASL- Gisella Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside


Writing Awards


High School Poetry:


1st place– Rohan Ashar, Delphi Alternative High School

Honorable Mention– Hristina Belevski, Delphi Alternative High School


Middle School Poetry:


Honorable Mention– Juliana Sanchez, Washington School for the Deaf


High School Creative Writing:


Honorable Mention– Hannah Carter, Ohio School for the Deaf


Middle School Creative Writing:


1st place– Henry Severson, Cherokee Heights Middle School

Honorable Mention– Leslie Nguyen, Solvay Middle school

Honorable Mention– Emma Keats, Burnaby South

Honorable Mention– Zarek Nathanson, Texas School for the Deaf


High School Essay:


1st place– Nehemiah Danjuma, Rocky Mountain Deaf School

Honorable Mention– Christian Jacobs, California School for the Deaf, Riverside Honorable Mention– Denali Thorn, Indiana School for the Deaf


Middle School Essay:


1st place– Gifty Graybill, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Otis Jones, Berkmar Middle School

Honorable Mention-Tai Le, Berkmar Middle School


ASL Award Winners


High School ASL Storytelling:


1st place– Cesar Aranada, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Abraham Rivera, Phoenix Day School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Zander Symansky, Kansas School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Dylan Duarte, California School for the Deaf, Riverside


Middle School ASL Storytelling:


1st place– Gisella Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Enza Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Clark Barrett, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Avant Gorman, Indiana School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Jessica Diaz, Kansas School for the Deaf


Elementary ASL Storytelling:


1st place– Jada Zarembka, California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Honorable Mention– Gianna Wheeler, Indiana School for the Deaf
Honorable Mention– Angelica Baldonado, New Mexico School for the Deaf
Honorable Mention– Levi Wood, Indiana School for the Deaf
Honorable Mention– Tiana Starayev, Indiana School for the Deaf


High School ASL Presentation:


1st place- Kali Lacy, Indiana School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Lance Wood, Indiana School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Isabella Paulone, Indiana School for the Deaf


Middle School ASL Presentation:


1st place– Rayzele Booth, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Daniel Soudakoff, California School for the Deaf, Riverside


Elementary ASL Presentation:


1st place (tie)– Winter Sluyter-Obidos, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

1st place (tie)– Gianna Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Olivia Hencker, California School for the Deaf, Riverside


High School ASL Presentation:


1st place– Aryzona Marsh, Kansas School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Dante Paulone, Indiana School for the Deaf

Honorable Mention– Aylah Caldwell, Kansas School for the Deaf


Middle School ASL Poetry:


1st place– Anya Roberts, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Enza Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside

Honorable Mention– Gisella Visco, California School for the Deaf, Riverside


Elementary ASL Poetry


1st place– Sevan Ikeda, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Honorable Mention– Gabriella Bibb, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Honorable Mention– Pax Holcomb, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

Honorable Mention– Tyler McCallum, Kansas School for the Deaf


Special Needs ASL Poetry:


1st place– Justyn Servantez, California School for the Deaf, Fremont
Honorable Mention– Jessica Moore, California School for the Deaf, Fremont

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National Literary Competition

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(202) 651-5000

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