The American School for the Deaf held its 195th commencement exercises on June 19, 2012. Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman was in attendance; she commented how much she admires she enjoys coming to this graduation and how humbled she is to see the accomplishments of deaf and hard of hearing students and what they can aspire in the future.
Dr. Susan Mather, ASD alumna and Linguistics Professor at Gallaudet University, was the keynote speaker. She spoke about characteristics essential to success in life and each of these are represented the letters "A–S–D": appreciation, strength and determination! ASD embodies all these attributes and Mather said she was lucky to have attended such a school!
Submitted by American School for the Deaf