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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 28, 2020 02:53 PM
From: Representative Rosita C. Youngblood
To: All House members
Subject: Honoring the 200 Year Anniversary of the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
In 1820 a businessman, David Seixas, after becoming concerned with the welfare of deaf children he encountered on the city streets, began educating them in his home on Market Street in Philadelphia. What he did not know then was that this small act was just the beginning of a 200 year continued tradition of excellence in deaf education – the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD).

Over the past two centuries, the PSD has committed itself to educating and empowering children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Continuing on in its distinct tradition of excellence, the teachers at PSD are devoted to their students and strive to prepare and encourage them to be confident in knowing that every individual has the aptitude to contribute great things to their community. As Pennsylvanians we should all be proud of the accomplishments of this great school, its educators, and of course, its students.

That being said, please join me in sponsoring this resolution honoring the PSD on their 200 year anniversary of the founding of this accomplished institution. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my office at 717-772-9920. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Introduced as HR792