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May 28, 2003

Survivor Christy Smith to Give Commencement Address at MSSD

From: Gallaudet (Press Release) - May 28, 2003

For Immediate Release

May 28, 2003

Contact: Mike Kaika, Director of Media Relations

Phone: 202-651-5050


Survivor Christy Smith to Give Commencement Address at MSSD

Washington, DC—Christy Smith, who was one of the 16 contestants on Survivor: The Amazon, will give the commencement address at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) graduation ceremony on June 6, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Elstad Auditorium on the Gallaudet University campus. MSSD will graduate 45 students.

Christy, who graduated from MSSD in 1996 and from Gallaudet University in 2000, was one of 16 finalists chosen from tens of thousands of people who applied for the series, Survivor: The Amazon. An athletic, adventurous, and energetic woman, Christy grew up in Colorado and now lives in Basalt. She worked as a children's adventure guide in Aspen before she was chosen as one of the 16 finalists. During her college years at Gallaudet, she majored in sociology with a concentration in criminology, was very active in the Discovery Program and did an internship at a center for juvenile delinquents.

Christy will be available for media interviews on June 6. Media personnel are required to call Susan Flanigan, Public Relations Coordinator, at 202-651-5340, to set up a time for the interview.

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