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Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf (KDES) student representatives had the honor of participating in a QuickStart Tennis clinic on the South Lawn of the White House along with over 100 children of under age 10 from local National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs. Professional tennis players Sam Querrey and Bob and Mike Bryan also made an appearance in this event designed to support First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative to increase awareness and take preventive actions against childhood obesity.
The event ended with a once in a lifetime surprise. President Obama greeted the participants and gave words of encouragement to continue staying active. KDES students and staff got to shake hands with President Obama.
KDES students learned how to play tennis through collaboration with the Capital Region Education And Tennis Experience (CREATE) Tennis organization. CREATE Tennis works in partnership with the D.C. Parks and Recreation to set up student programs and with United States Tennis Association to train tennis coaches.
“Now that we’ve seen how enthusiastic the students are about tennis, our dream is to build a year-round tennis program at Kendall with the support of CREATE Tennis,” said KDES physical education teacher Frank Turk Jr.
This wonderful experience is something the participating KDES students and staff will always remember and cherish.
Roberto E. Wirth, E-’74 & H-’09, passed away on June 5 in Rome, Italy. Mr. Wirth was owner and managing director of the Hotel Hassler in Rome, one of the most prestigious family-owned hotels in the world, and owned several other hotels and resorts throughout Italy. He was a strong advocate for deaf people in...
Alumnus Timel Benton has signed a contract with the Bay Area Panthers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Benton, who graduated last month, is the first Gallaudet Bison to sign a professional football contract since Tony Tatum signed on with the Utah Blaze in the now-disbanded Arena Football League (AFL) in May 2013. Benton was...
James Caverly, ’11, who plays Theo Dimas in Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building, will play Professor Harold Hill in the Olney Theatre Center’s summer production of Meredith Willson’s Tony-winning musical The Music Man, which opens tonight and runs through July 23. The show’s official opening is on Thursday, June 23. Sandra Mae Frank, ’13,...
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