FSDB Celebrates 105th Commencement Ceremony

The 105th Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2019 took place on May 24, 2019, at the Claude R. Kirk, Jr. Auditorium on the FSDB campus, just after the Senior Awards Ceremony. FSDB Board of Trustees Chair Christopher D. Wagner and FSDB President Dr. Jeanne Glidden Prickett gave welcoming remarks and congratulated graduates on their achievements.

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Kilmaried Muniz-Rivera, FSDB Valedictorian for the Deaf Department, delivers her commencement speech.

Zoe Wilson, FSDB Valedictorian for the Blind Department, delivers her commencement speech.

Oscar Ocuto delivers his commencement speech.

Distinguished business owner, educator, alumni, and motivational speaker Oscar Ocuto of Austin, Texas shared words of inspiration as a guest presenter. A 1997 FSDB graduate, he is currently a doctoral candidate at Lamar University and the founder of 512 Terps, a Deaf-owned sign language interpreting agency based in Austin, Texas. Learn more about Oscar Ocuto’s background and accomplishments.

Special honors were bestowed upon Co-Valedictorians Martin G. (Gage) Vanderwerf and Zoe Elizabeth Wilson and Salutatorian Reahna Faith Robinson of the FSDB Blind High School Class of 2019, as well as Valedictorian Kilmaried Janet Muñiz Rivera and Salutatorian Jenny Mildred Cicio of the FSDB Deaf High School Class of 2019.

You dreamt, you believed, you strived, and you achieved. You are an inspiration to all of us – well done. Congratulations on your graduation day. All of us at FSDB wish you the best of success!

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