MUSKOGEE, Okla. –Oklahoma School for the Blind’s jazz band is the 2A state champions for the second year in a row.
Chris Ferrell is the OSB band director.
His students earned superior ratings from all the judges in the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association competition on April 29 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.
The OSB jazz band earned the highest score of bands in class 2A competition. They earned the second highest score of all bands in class 2A and 3A and the 4th highest score competing against 27 other bands in class 2A, 3A and 4A.
MUSKOGEE — Oklahoma School for the Blind seniors will graduate in a commencement ceremony that will be held at noon on May 24, in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street.
The OSB 2017 graduating class includes Justin Whitmire of Durant, Jacob King of Muskogee, Patelin Cogswell of Oklahoma City, Chandler Caveny of Durant, Logan Deaton of Oklahoma City, Morningstar Clark of Oklahoma City, Mathiew Noah of Del City, Andrew Wagon of Allen and Seth Wedel of Tulsa.
SULPHUR — The Senior Class of 2017 will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a commencement ceremony that will be held at 1 p.m. May 25, in the OSD gym, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.
The OSD 2017 graduating class includes Calise LeeAnn Cox, Michael Lorenzo Gordon, Maxwell Quentin Graves, Aaron Cole Hutchins, Eleazar De La Torre Ledezma, Amanda Lee Pack, Savannah Violet Schlegel and Dawn Jolynn Sledd.
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Commission for Rehabilitation Services selected Noel Tyler on May 8 to lead the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services as agency director.
Tyler had served as interim director since February 11, 2016.
“Noel Tyler has served with distinction and honor as interim Director,” Commission Chair Jack Tucker. “She shares the Commission’s deep concern about serving Oklahomans with disabilities as well as providing taxpayers with reasonable and effective results in return for their investment.”
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Three Oklahoma School for the Blind students will compete this June in the national Braille Challenge® finals competition in Los Angeles.
Braille Challenge® is a national program sponsored by the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization that eliminates barriers caused by blindness and severe sight loss.
This year’s winners represent the largest number of Oklahoma students ever qualified to participate at the national level. They are: Hunter Kelley from Claremore, Katelynn Zampella and Richelle Zampella, both from Muskogee.