National Literacy ASL & Writing Competition

Every year, deaf and hard of hearing middle school and high school students across the country are invited to participate in the National Literacy Competition sponsored by Phi Kappa Zeta Sorority and Gallaudet University Youth Programs by submitting their original work created in English or ASL in any of the following categories: Poetry, Storytelling, and Presentation. This year, six MSD high school students were recognized for seven winning entries!
 
Check out our students' work here.
 
HIGH SCHOOL ASL STORYTELLING
 
Thalia Guettler
"Womxn"
2nd Place
Watch ASL video here: https://youtu.be/oa9NEmtWgAA
 
Anevay Patterson
"Mother Nature"
Honorable Mention
Watch ASL video here: https://youtu.be/DWYaD_8F-OU
 
HIGH SCHOOL ASL POETRY
 
Tyler Zorn
"Broken Mirror"
2nd Place
Watch ASL video here: https://youtu.be/0_Z82C8FqGQ
 
Jamal Johnson
"Young Man with a Hood"
Honorable Mention
Watch ASL video here: https://youtu.be/NOgL94Djg7k
 
Ciara Luttrell
"The Arctic"
Honorable Mention
Watch ASL video here: https://youtu.be/3dLBXY4zUbU
 
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH STORYTELLING
 
Thalia Guettler
"Whiteout"
2nd Place
Read story here: http://bit.ly/2OMl7pI
 
HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH POETRY
 
Amanda Maisel
"Rummi"
Honorable Mention
Read poem here: http://bit.ly/2tSLFP1
 
About the National Literacy Competition
 
The purpose of the competition is to give deaf and hard of hearing students the opportunity to showcase their abilities, as well as instill pride and ownership in their work. The National Literacy Competition is open to ALL deaf and hard of hearing students in the 2nd through 12th grades from all schools/programs.
 
For more information on the National Literacy Competition: https://www.gallaudet.edu/youth-programs/national-literary-competition