Press Releases 2019

Woman hugs smiling woman with award

Monday, June 3, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY – Career planning and on-the-job training will continue for Oklahoma students with disabilities when school ends, thanks to Transition School to Work.

Students from across the state are signing up for innovative job training programs offered free of charge by Vocational...

Eight photos of OSD graduating seniors

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SULPHUR – Eight seniors from Oklahoma School for the Deaf will graduate in a commencement ceremony set for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, in the OSD gym, at 1100 East Oklahoma Street in Sulphur.

The OSD 2019 graduating class valedictorian was Ezra Hart and the salutatorian was Haden Denney....

3 smiling young people

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Three Oklahoma School for the Blind champions will represent the state in the national Braille Challenge® competition in Los Angeles this summer.

The finalists are: Katelynn Zampella, Richelle Zampella, both from Muskogee, and Hunter Kelley from Claremore.

The OSB...

Woman stands at a podium with man to her side

Friday, May 3, 2019

DRS Executive Director Melinda Fruendt presented a certificate for physical accessibility on April 26 to the Northeast Area Workforce Development Board for achieving Access for All at the American Job Center in Bartlesville.

The Northeast Area is the second local area to earn the...

The senior class in their cap and gowns.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The Oklahoma School for the Blind is proud to announce the 2019 Senior Class will graduate on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

Richelle Zampella is this year's Valedictorian and Ariana Richardson...

Portrait of Richardson in her cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Enid native, Ariana Richardson, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

She is the Salutatorian for this year's class.

After graduation,...

Portrait of Hilton in his cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Keota native, Conner Hilton, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

After graduation, Hilton plans to work and support himself.

This year’...

Portrait of Matthews in her cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee native, Jillian Matthews, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

After graduation, Matthews plans on pursuing a performing arts career...

Portrait of Jackson-Morrison in his cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee native, Nicholas Jackson-Morrison, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

After graduation, Jackson-Morrison plans to attend Connors...

Portrait of Zampella in her cap and gown

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee native, Richelle Zampella, will graduate from the Oklahoma School for the Blind on May 16. The commencement ceremony will be at 1 p.m. in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street, Muskogee.

Zampella is this year's Valedictorian.

After graduation, she...

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