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This media release was originally released on Dec. 22, 2014. DRS has been empowering Oklahomans for 25 years.

Disability does not define super-achieving Tulsa law school graduate

Hildebrand dons her graduation cap.

TULSA, Okla. ─ Julie Hildebrand graduated Friday (Dec. 19) with a 3.48 grade point average after only two years at the University of Tulsa law school.

The pretty, 24-year old Jenks resident has already accepted a contingent job offer at Occidental Petroleum in Houston.

Hildebrand is among the brightest graduates – she calls herself a nerd -- but she won’t be the tallest student.

Hildebrand has a rare form of dwarfism called 3M syndrome.

School for the Blind students to volunteer for community service day May 1

Young man watches young woman pour pancake batter from a pitcher

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Fifty-six Oklahoma School for the Blind students will volunteer May 1 for the school’s
annual “OSB Gives Back Day.”

Following a panel discussion about the importance of volunteering, four groups of students and sponsors will head out from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.to locations around Muskogee.

Some students will pop in to do random acts of kindness at the Muskogee police department and fire stations.

A fifth group will assist with projects on the OSB campus.

OK School for the Deaf sophomore class t-shirt fundraiser

Black t-shirt with words What part of, the hands fingerspelling sign language and words don't you understand

Oklahoma School for the Deaf wants to share exciting news! The sophomore class is doing a big sign language t-shirt fundraiser. Check it out at https://www.bonfire.com/osd-class-of-2021-sign-language-shirt/.
The best part is you can choose your own style and color! Jamie Wilson says, "Please go to the link and look! We hope you will support us!" The sale of shirts online will end on May 5th. Thank you for your support!

School for the Deaf athletic champions honored at state Capitol

10 young people stand in front of four adults behind desks on a platform

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Charles McCall (Republican–District 22) from Atoka honored a trifecta of championship teams from the Oklahoma School for the Deaf on the House floor Monday, April 8.

The school is located in McCall’s district. He is a frequent visitor and supporter.

The OSD men’s football team was named 2018-2019 co-champions, while the women's basketball and cheer teams are both champions in the Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Conference.

18 students win Braille Challenge® awards at Oklahoma School for the Blind

Photos of 3 students wearing medals on ribbons around their necks

MUSKOGEE, Okla. –– Braille literacy is the key to education and eventually employment for many students with vision impairments.

That’s why 30 Oklahoma students competed and 18 of them earned top awards in the Braille Challenge® regional competition held at Oklahoma School for the Blind.

The national Braille Challenge® program is sponsored by the Braille Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on eliminating barriers caused by blindness and severe sight loss.

The Braille Institute is celebrating its 100th Year of free service this year.