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March 25, 2005

PRESS RELEASE: New York team repeats as regional champs

From: Gallaudet - Mar 25, 2005

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Gallaudet University
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New York team repeats as regional champs

Massachusetts school takes second at Northeast Regional

(WASHINGTON) Monroe #1 BOCES of Rochester, N.Y. again finished first in the Northeast Regional of the ninth annual National Academic Bowl for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students.

Winners of last year’s regional, the school will compete in the national finals, taking place April 23-26 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. The Northeast Regional took place March 17-20 at the CAPS Collaborative at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School in Fitchburg, Mass.

Joining them at Gallaudet will be the second-place team from the Learning Center for Deaf Children in Framingham, Mass.

Other awards include:

Sportsmanship Awards
New Bedford High School, New Bedford, Mass.

Outstanding Players
Brandi TenEyck, New York State School for the Deaf, Rome, N.Y.
Chi Hing Siu, Middle College High School, Long Island City, N.Y.

Conceived in 1997, the National Academic Bowl is sponsored by Gallaudet University, J.W.Marriott, Sorenson VRS and Verizon. The purpose is to foster the pursuit of academic excellence; promote a spirit of academic competition and good sportsmanship; and encourage social opportunities for collegiality among students.

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About Gallaudet University
Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University’s Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. Gallaudet is located in Washington, DC.