Western Students Walk and Roll

On April 19, 2008, ASL Club Members along with ASL students participated in  the Schott Communities Annual “Walk And Roll-athon” which was held at Markham Park.
Schott Communities is a private, non-profit agency founded to address the needs of individuals who are deaf or disabled. Their mission is to strive to create an environment of dignity and care in which persons who are deaf and disabled are encouraged and challenged to grow in self-acceptance and independence.
One of the ASL Clubs’ goals is to support programs that foster literacy.
Every summer Schott Communities sponsors a literacy camp for Deaf youth. Last summer three of our Western ASL students were involved with this event and had a wonderful experience. This summer we will have four students volunteer their services toward this worthy cause.
These are the reasons that the ASL Club wanted to be involved with this “Walk and Roll-Athon”.  The club was fortunate to raise and donate nearly $3, 500.00. Since the ASL Club raised more money than any other high school, we were honored with a beautiful plaque which you can see hanging in the front office.  In addition Schott honored our Club members with a pizza party.
The ASL Club is planning to participate in this event again. If you are interested in joining us for this special event, please contact either the ASL Club President, Lauren Allison or the ASL Club Sponsor, Mrs. Riva Markowitz.

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