VSDB Alumna Breaking Down Barriers

Posted by PAT TRICE on MARCH 20, 2018

Sierra Campbell went to the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. From there, she attended Gallaudet University. She is working two jobs to save up enough money to attend VCU where she wants to study to be a social worker to help the deaf.

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Goalball and Academic Bowl Teams Excel

Great job to the VSDB Academic Bowl team for making it to the National competition at Gallaudet. VSDB is confident that you will do well! Good luck!

Our boys and girls Goalball teams represented our school well in competition and sportsmanship.

GIRLS: The girls finished winning third place for the highest finish since since 2013 when they placed 2nd. Cheyenne M. and Mausam M. both made the All Tournament team. The girls played 6 games in 2 days. Girls team members were DeWayzha C., Cheyenne M., Mausam M., Marie P., Maryam A. Here are the scores:

  • Virginia 8 ,   Overbrook   5         
  • Virginia 4,   New York   9
  • Virginia 11,  Maryland    1
  • Virginia 6,   Governor Morehead  1
  • Virginia 6,    Overbrook  9         
  • Virginia 9,    New York 7 (3rd place game)

BOYS: The boys took home the gold for the third year in a row! Christian K. led the team on a four-game march to the gold medal, beating Florida 15 to 13. Christian scored a total of 47 goals for an average of 11.75 per game and was a member of the All Tournament team. Joining Christian K. on the Virginia team were Jonell F, Malik S and pool player from the Maryland School for the Blind, Isaiah. Isaiah proved to be a wonderful addition to our team and a pleasure to have with us. We thank the Maryland school for allowing him to play on our team. The boys in addition to winning the Championship took home the Sportsmanship award! Here are the scores:

  • Virginia 14,  Florida 10
  • Virginia 15,  Maryland  11
  • Virginia 10,  Governor Morehead 5
  • Virginia 15, Florida 13 (championship game)
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Independent Living Apartments Now Open

VSDB is proud to announce the opening of its Independent Living Apartments (ILAs) program as a key part of its transition services.  The five-apartment program is housed in Price Hall on the VSDB campus and will provide students who are within their last two years of graduation, a supervised independent living experience in an apartment setting.  “Leases” will rotate on a 9-week basis. 

Students will receive hands-on experience with budgeting and paying bills, meal planning and preparation, and daily  housekeeping chores.  In addition, students will participate in age appropriate social activities to support successful transition skills upon graduation.

The program is supported by a prescriptive curriculum to meet the needs of students who are hard of hearing/deaf, visually impaired/blind, deafblind, or deaf or blind with other disabilities.   This unique program supports effective independent living and workforce skills that prepare VSDB graduates to take their place in the community as productive citizens upon graduation.

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