Student Environmentalists Respond in Record Numbers to Gallaudet University’s “Going Green” Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students



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Contact: Susan.Flanigan@gallaudet.edu

Student Environmentalists Respond in Record Numbers

to Gallaudet University’s “Going Green” Contest

for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students
WASHINGTON, DC. This year, students from around the country submitted a record-breaking 645 entries to the 2009 Gallaudet National Essay, Art, and ASL Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students. Students addressed the theme, “Going Green: What I’m Doing to Help Save the Environment.” Their essays, artwork, and videotaped entries showed their intense interest and participation in being active stewards of our planet’s resources.
Participants took a variety of approaches to the topic. Some essay entries included ideas related to school, such as setting up homework assignments online instead of using paper and using password-protected accounts to submit them. One student researched on energy tips online and found Blackle.com, a search engine powered by Google Custom Search that saves energy by displaying a black background for search result pages. Other entries focused on practical ideas for the home, encouraging families to buy green-friendly products, grow organic vegetables, and recycle cooking oil. The art entries illustrated a wide range of environmental views, from collages and cartoons of recycling projects to haunting and surreal depictions of landscapes devoid of life. Many of the artists incorporated the recycle logo as an element in their artwork in novel ways. One student included in her artwork the phrase, “Green is the new black.” Several ASL entries suggested conservation tips such as using recyclable/refillable cups and water bottles, taking fewer and shorter showers, and biking to school or work. In one ASL entry, a student gave an A-to-Z list of environmental tips of things people can do to “go green”; for instance, “Q” was for “Quit smoking.”
The Gallaudet National Essay, Art, and ASL Contest for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students is co-sponsored annually by Gallaudet University and the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center located in Washington, D.C. Students from schools for the deaf and public schools submit their entries in one of two age groups, 9-14 or 15-19. Winners in the 9-14 age category receive cash prizes. Winners in the 15-19 age category receive scholarship money for the college of their choice (which is doubled if a student applies to and attends Gallaudet). All winning entries, and a full list of all participants, is published in the Clerc Center’s contest publication, Celebrate!, which is made available in print and online.

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2009 Gallaudet National Essay, Art, and ASL Contest Winner’s Circle



ESSAY WINNERS Ages 15-19

1st Place

Nia Lazarus

Berkeley High School

Berkeley, CA
2nd Place

Scott Symes

Minnesota North Star Academy

St. Paul, MN
3rd Place

Ashleigh Dreyer

Michigan School for the Deaf

Flint, MI
Honorable Mention

Ray McCall

Michigan School for the Deaf

Flint, MI
Honorable Mention

Brienna Herold

Minnesota North Star Academy

St. Paul, MN
Judges’ Award

Erika Carrazco

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

Clarkston, GA
Editor’s Award

Paul Silvasi

Wisconsin School for the Deaf

Delavan, WI
ESSAY WINNERS Ages 9-14

1st Place

Joshua Mora

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
2nd Place

Gus Shitama

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind

St. Augustine, FL
3rd Place

Samantha Ribaudo

Haysville West Middle School

Haysville, KS

Honorable Mention

Colin Lualdi

The Learning Center for the Deaf

Framingham, MA
Honorable Mention

Emily Livermore

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
Judges’ Award

Dustin Bowers

Kansas School for the Deaf

Olathe, KS

Editor’s Award

Emily Lui

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
ART WINNERS Ages 15-19

1st Place

Ashleigh Rice

Washington School for the Deaf

Vancouver, WA
2nd Place

Jessica Arevalo

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
3rd Place

Pauline Widurski

Illinois School for the Deaf

Jacksonville, IL
Honorable Mention

Roman Solovey

Model Secondary School for the Deaf

Washington, DC
Honorable Mention

Alanna Janell Smith

Delaware School for the Deaf

Newark, DE
Judges’ Award

Victoria Rainey

Illinois School for the Deaf

Jacksonville, IL
Editor’s Award

Tyler Dilks

Maryland School for the Deaf

Frederick, MD
ART WINNERS Ages 9-14

1st Place

Katie Renee Baker

Odessa Middle School

Odessa, MO
2nd Place

Anna Lynch

Model Secondary School for the Deaf

Washington, DC
3rd Place

Chrissie Marshall

British Columbia School for the Deaf

Burnaby, BC (Canada)
Honorable Mention

Deanna Mutz

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

Staunton, VA
Honorable Mention

Mikaylasol-Amber Cabras

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
Judges’ Award

Ciara Willard

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind

Staunton, VA
Editor’s Award

Rebecca Giuntoli

Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX
ASL WINNERS Ages 15-19

1st Place

Victoria Ward

Louisiana School for the Deaf

Baton Rouge, LA
2nd Place

Lauren Adams

Louisiana School for the Deaf

Baton Rouge, LA
3rd Place

Shaynedonovan Kori Elliott

Atlanta Area School for the Deaf

Clarkston, GA
Honorable Mention

Julia Amis

Minnesota North Star Academy

St. Paul, MN
Honorable Mention

Caleb Resch

Minnesota North Star Academy

St. Paul, MN
Judges’ Award

Rachel Docken

Minnesota North Star Academy

St. Paul, MN
Editor’s Award

Artour Kalendjian

Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute

Toronto, ON (Canada)
ASL WINNERS Ages 9-14

1st Place

Dakota Daniels

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
2nd Place

Emma Crawford

Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX
3rd Place

Amelia Hamilton

Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX
Honorable Mention

Jasi Kennedy

Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX
Honorable Mention

Connor Baer

California School for the Deaf

Fremont, CA
Judges’ Award

Brandon Henry

Texas School for the Deaf

Austin, TX
Editor’s Award

Alex Gonzales

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind

Tucson, AZ

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