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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: 45
Number of Teams in the Preliminary Competition: 85
2020 BOTB Nationals
National Competition teams (Buff):
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School (DC)
Marie Philip School (MA)
New Mexico School for the Deaf
TOPS K-8 (WA)
Wisconsin School for the Deaf
National Competition teams (Blue):
Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
Nebraska Regional Programs
Rocky Mountain Deaf School (CO)
Venado Middle School (CA)
Buff National Championship match:
Indiana SD defeated Wisconsin SD
Buff Most Outstanding Player:
Michelle Eicher, 8th, Indiana SD
Buff All Stars:
Abbie Barrett, 7th, CSD Riverside
Amber Robarts, 5th, Wisconsin SD
Annie Guo, 8th, TOPS K-8
Adrien Ercolino, 8th, New Mexico SD
Delaney Ringer, 8th, Marie Philip School
Sarah Walton, 8th, Indiana SD
Savannah Brown, 8th, Kendall Demonstration ES
Zoe Bell, 8th, CSD Fremont
Blue National Championship match:
Wisconsin SD defeated TOPS K-8
Blue Most Outstanding Player:
Robert Paul, 6th, Wisconsin SD
Blue All Stars:
Cindy Rodriguez, 8th, Venado MS
Esther Olakunle, 8th, Minnesota State AD
Jonah Jahnke, 8th, Wisconsin SD
Mattea King, 7th, Kendall Demonstration ES
Priyana Chohan, 8th, TOPS K-8
Riley Lordemann, 6th grade, Nebraska Regional Programs
Riordan Ferguson, 6th, Rocky Mountain DS
Sevan Ikeda, 7th grade, CSD Fremont
Green National Champions:
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Green Most Outstanding Player:
Akina Watson, 8th, Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
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