Del City native Makiyah Andrews graduated yesterday from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf.
For the sixth year, 100 percent of OSD seniors will graduate.
The 2016 class also includes: Emily Johnson from Ada; Christian Castrejon from Anadarko; Zackry Thornton from Ardmore; Krista Felker from Bartlesville; Justice Leathers from Broken Bow; Katlin Bixler from Durant, Va’Lecia “Valle’” Penney and Va’Shea Penney from Hominy; Kimie Staff from Madill; Ty Brady and Andrew Guisti from Sulphur; Keith “Montrell” Adams, Naomi Jones, Haley Runels, Dustin White from Tulsa; Samuel Young from Stigler; and Cord Calvert from Wewoka.
“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our seniors and the fact that this is the sixth year in a row that 100 percent of our class is graduating,” OSD Superintendent KaAnn Varner said. “Their success is a testament to the strong educational opportunities OSD offers to all deaf and hard of hearing students.”
OSD is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, a state agency which assists Oklahomans with disabilities through vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.
OSD has been headquartered in Sulphur since 1908 and operates two satellite pre-school programs in Edmond and Chickasha. The school provides educational programs for residential students, those who commute from home and summer school students at no charge. OSD has maintained a 100 percent graduation rate for six years. OSD offers a range of outreach services, evaluations and onsite consultation to assist students attending local schools, their families, public school districts and communities statewide.