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Local student treks for sound

By TinaMarie Craven

Lewisboro is home to many accomplished individuals and the halls of John Jay are filled with bright and talented minds, but none of the other local students can claim the accomplishments of 15-year-old Jonathan “Yoni” Leiderman of South Salem.

Yoni recently became the first hearing-impaired person to ever become a 46er, an achievement he completed at 14 with his older sister Alexis. Being a 46er means that Yoni climbed all 46 peaks in New York State.

Read more: http://www.lewisboroledger.com/36775/local-student-treks-for-sound/

Source: Lewisboro Ledger

4th annual benefit for Aspen Camp for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

By Chrissy Morin

The legendary Deaf Camp Benefit Summer Festival returns for its fourth year in Snowmass on Saturday, July 16, in Base Village. The Deaf Camp Benefit is happy to announce that soul rock band Pimps of Joytime will perform as the headliner. The benefit is free but attendees are strongly encouraged to make donations to the camp, which go towards scholarships for kids along with the proceeds from a silent auction.

Read more: http://www.examiner.com/article/4th-annual-benefit-for-aspen-camp-for-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing

Source: Examiner

Get to know J’den Cox: The breakout U.S. wrestler headed to Olympics

By Nick Forrester

NEW YORK — At quick glance, wrestler J’den Cox winning a medal at the 2016 Olympics seems out of the question. The 21-year-old is a relative newcomer to Olympic-style wrestling, and he isn’t ranked among the world’s elite wrestlers in the 86-kg (189 pounds) weight class. But given how the University of Missouri junior rose to the occasion throughout the Olympic qualifying process, ruling Cox out of the medal consideration may not be the wisest move.

Read more: http://olympics.si.com/olympics/2016/05/27/olympics-2016-team-usa-wrestling-jden-cox

Source: Sports Illustrated

Why deaf people are 'in your face!’

By Kim Huynh

Recently I attended a multisports day for deaf kids organised by Deaf Sports Australia and DeafACT.

What stood out most about the event was the quiet. There were no whistles blowing, half-time sirens, barracking parents or competitors screaming "Pass it to me!"

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/why-deaf-people-are-in-your-face-20160525-gp3h1y.html

Source: The Canberra Times

Arundel Castle to host inaugural ‘Deaf Cricket Day’

The Sussex Cricket Foundation have teamed up with Arundel Castle Cricket’s Foundation to organise a county ‘Deaf Cricket Day’ for children across the country.

This event follows on from last week’s annual Sussex Cricket Foundation disability day, supported by Ortus Business Finance, which attracted well over young people and adults with a range of disabilities.

Read more: http://www.bexhillobserver.net/sport/cricket/arundel-castle-to-host-inaugural-deaf-cricket-day-1-7399374

Deaf group's performance at Mercury opener goes viral

By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - The Phoenix Deaf Women Organization is making quite a splash on social media after performing the national anthem at Phoenix Mercury home opener.

Jessica Mikolay Madsen, Melissa Yingst Huber, Belinda Carroll and Dyan Sue Kovacs took to center court at the Talking Stick Resort Arena Friday night to sign "The Star-Spangled Banner."

Read more & view video: http://www.cbs5az.com/story/32055759/deaf-groups-performance-at-mercury-opener-goes-viral

Source: KPHO Broadcasting Corporation

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