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Since 1864, we have been investing in and creating resources for deaf and hard of hearing children, their families, and the professionals who work with them.
Over 50 degree programs, with online and continuing education for personal and professional development.
Innovating solutions to break down barriers, and using science to prove what does and doesn’t work.
We make it easy for you to apply and enter here.
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Make lasting memories and grow in ways you never thought possible.
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Number of Schools in the Preliminary Competition: 54
Number of Teams in the Preliminary Competition: 94
2019 BOTB Nationals
National Competition teams (Buff):
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (DC)
Marie Philip School (MA)
Metro Deaf School (MN)
Rocky Mountain Deaf School (CO)
Texas School for the Deaf
Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
National Competition teams (Blue):
Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (AZ)
Rochester SD (NY)
Venado Middle School (CA)
Buff National Championship match:
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School defeated Marie Philip School
Buff Sportsmanship Award:
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Buff Most Outstanding Player:
Savannah Brown, 7th, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Buff All Stars:
Zaid Akhrass, 8th, Western Pennsylvania SD
Jayden Diaz, 8th, Texas SD
Dashiel Ferguson, 7th, Rocky Mountain Deaf School
Hiruni Hewapathiranage-Mayadunne, 7th, Kendall
Evelyn Richart, 6th, Nebraska North
Delaney Ringer, 7th, Marie Philip School
Chang-May Tan, 8th, CSD Fremont
Mujahid Zafar, 8th, Metro Deaf School
Blue National Championship match:
Venado Middle School defeated Rochester SD
Blue Sportsmanship Award:
Blue Most Outstanding Player:
Jocelyn Soria, 8th, Venado Middle School
Blue All Stars:
Abbie Barrett, 6th, CSD Riverside
Johnathan Buchanan, 8th, Metro Deaf School
Ducati Camacho, 7th, Phoenix Day SD
Cody Campbell, 8th, Rochester SD
Brayden Hodges, 8th, Wisconsin SD
Pax Holcomb, 6th grade, Kendall Demonstration ES
Levi Wood, 7th, Indiana SD
Leah Ortiz, 8th grade, Venado MS
Green National Champions:
Venado Middle School
Green Most Outstanding Reader:
Joshua McGowan, 7th grade, Venado MS
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