Brazos River RDSPD

Optimist Communication Contest for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Optimist Communication Contest for the D/HH

Wednesday, March 7th, 10am-2pm

2121 Bethel Road

Weatherford, TX

We are meeting in the Library . See the agenda below.

Featured Guest Speaker- Pakamiaiaea "Paka" Davis

Paka Davis will start our event by sharing some inspirational words and telling his story of growing up with microtia and hearing loss. Paka is a senior at Texas Christian University majoring in Sociology. He plays football for the Horned Frog Team. He is also a member of the Horned Tones, an acapella choir.

Master of Ceremonies, 2017 CCDHH Contest Winner Tammy Wilson

The M.C. for this year's competition is senior, Tammy Wilson. Tammy won at the state level which included a $2,500 scholarship for college which she was awarded at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Other past finalist were Jodi Oesterle, Madison Birchell, and Olivia Brooks (BRRDSPD Graduate).

Agenda

10:00 Welcome and Introductions

10:15 "Paka" Davis Speaks

11:00 Lunch is Served

11:45 Official Communication Contest Begins

Catered Lunch for All - WHS Culinary Class

A free lunch will be provided for all in attendance. Thank you to Carolyn Cowden, Heather Gonzales, and the Weatherford High School Students of the WHS Culinary Program.

The catered lunch will include a "make your own" taco bar with both beef and chicken. There will be side dishes of both rice and beans.