SULPHUR, Okla. — Waurika native Allie Herrera will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a commencement ceremony that will be held at 1 p.m. May 23, in the Larry Hawkins Activity Center, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.
After graduation, Herrera plans to study computers at Great Plains Technology Center.
The OSD 2018 graduating class includes Kaitlyn Bean of Ada, Hailey Billey of Ada, Bryce Bristow of Tecumseh, Gage Cole of Mustang, Jenita Felker of Bartlesville, Justice Glory of Ada, Allie Herrera of Waurika, Brianna Neese of Madill, Jaleesa Osborn of Sulphur, Taylor Tweedy of Checotah and Grace Woodall of Sulphur.
“I am so proud of this year’s Senior Class. They worked really hard and I am excited for them as the move on to the next phase of their lives,” Larry Hawkins, OSD superintendent, said.
OSD is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, a state agency which assists Oklahomans with disabilities through vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.
OSD has been located in Sulphur since 1908. OSD provides residential and day school educational services at no charge for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The school provides a range of outreach programs, including pre-school programs and onsite consultation for public school students, their families, public school districts and communities statewide.