Last night the Lady Tornadoes opened the 2016 ESDAA Volleyball tournament with a bang. Hosted by the Marie Philip School in Framingham, PA, the event opened with a round robin competition.
Fanwood entered the tournament strong, winning their first three games against Rochester School for the Deaf, Marie Philip School, and New Jersey school for the Deaf (NJSD). They came to their only defeat of the day against Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) landing them #2 in Pool A. This qualified Fanwood for the gold bracket and faced Lexington school for the Deaf (LEX) next.
Fanwood won the first set 28 to 26 but fell to LEX in the second set with a score of 20 to 25. In the third and final set, the LEX took an early lead, but Fanwood didn’t give up and came back to win the game!
WPSD hosted 6 schools from 5 different states for the 2nd Annual 2016 ESDAA Soccer Tournament this weekend. Fanwood was in Pool B and faced Lexington School for the Deaf (LSD) in their first game on Friday, with a final score of 0-3.
Their second pool B game was against WPSD. Fanwood played hard, fighting through the rain and muddy field conditions, but ultimately lost the game with a final score of 0-2.
NYSD was placed last in Pool B and faced Pool A’s Ohio School for the Deaf, on Saturday competing for 5th/6th place overall. In the end, NYSD lost the game with a final score of 0-2 and finished in 6th place overall at the 2016 ESDAA Soccer Tournament.
Senior, Carlos V., was one of the athletes awarded “All-Tournament Player”. Coaches Nicolas and Paul are very proud of the boys; even though the weather was terrible, they played hard from start to end and never gave up. At the end of tournament, the boys were banded together like a brotherhood and learned that they will be always be the Tornadoes, whether they come in first or last place.
Third Place Trophy: American School for the Deaf
Second Place Trophy: Lexington School for the Deaf
First Place Trophy:Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
In addition to working in the Fanwood Garden, the students have completed over 100 hours of service at the Food Bank For Westchester in Elmsford, NY. This week they proudly received their official Volunteer shirts, in recognition of their time and effort.
Established in 2012, Fanwood’s Food Bank Garden is one of the largest contributors of organic produce to the Food Bank for Westchester. Under the guidance of the Food Bank, NYSD grows organic vegetables and herbs on campus. The Fanwood Garden contributes well over 3,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to the Food Bank annually.
Once harvested, the Food Bank for Westchester distributes the produce to hunger relief programs throughout the county. The garden provides an opportunity for NYSD students to utilize life skills, work on vocational training and give back to the community. In addition, it provides students the opportunity to get hands-on experience by learning different aspects of how the garden works.