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Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Congratulations to New York School for the Deaf’s Class of 2015!  This special group of seniors leave with a great deal of love, laughter and memories!2015 MFusiarz ILY

On Friday, June 26th, 2015, seniors arrived on campus for the last time as Fanwood students.  As they lined up in their blue and white gowns, there thoughts were on their fond memories as well as the excitement that awaits them.

Following the signing of the Pledge of Allegiance, the graduates, their families and NYSD staff members were welcomed by Vice President of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Stephen Weiner.

2015 AMathew Student SpeakerThis year, Class Speakers Michael Fusiarz and Abraham Mathew, took the opportunity to address their classmates one last time.  The two graduating seniors shared fond memories of their time at Fanwood, as well as a strong message encouraging their fellow classmates to pursue their dreams, refuse to give up, and to continue to work hard.
2015 Wayne Betts, Jr. Speaker
We were thrilled to welcome Mr. Wayne Betts, Jr., to be the 2015 Graduation Speaker.  Wayne is a well-known deaf movie producer, director, writer, and the Co-founder of a communications technology company called Convo.  Mr. Betts is committed to Academic success and his determination to achieve his dreams is an inspiration to the students and the Deaf Community.  Additionally, his dedication to creating true deaf empowerment through equal access to communication is a trait that we hope our graduates will emulate.

Congratulations to the NYSD 2015 Graduates! We will miss you!

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2015 Caps In Air

NYSD Students Get Involved with the NO MORE Campaign

NYSD students were inspired by the NFLs recent NO MORE PSA and felt that the Deaf Community should play a part in creating positive change. The students watched the original NO MORE campaign and tried to find it in ASL.  When they couldn’t find it, they went to work on making it happen themselves.