TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Gabriel Cardenas
Email: [email protected]
FOR RELEASE MARCH 2, 2022
STUDENTS INVITED TO STATE CAPITOL’S TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
March 2, 2022
Austin, Texas – March 2, 2022 – Today, the Texas School for the Deaf’s (TSD) sign choir performs at the Texas Independence Day celebration at the state capitol.
Celebrate Texas! commemorates the history of the Lone Star State and Texas’ independence from Mexico in 1836. The capitol celebration includes performances by area school groups and organizations.
Continuing the tradition formerly hosted for more than 11 years by Kirk Watson when he was a state legislator, Senator, Sarah Eckhardt, invited TSD to perform God Bless America and God Bless Texas.
The event wasn’t held last year, but this year, Claire Bugen, TSD Superintendent, looks forward to the students’ return to participate in this special tradition.
“It’s exciting to see our students return to the capitol and perform to songs in American Sign Language (ASL) to celebrate our great state of Texas and the language vibrance of our Deaf community.”
WHAT: Texas Independence Day: Celebrate Texas!
WHEN: Wednesday, March 2, 2022
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Texas Capitol Rotunda
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
ABOUT THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF (TSD)
The Texas School for the Deaf is the oldest continuously operating public school in Texas. Educating Texas students who are deaf and hard of hearing since 1856, the campus also provides outreach and educational resources for students, their families and professionals in the field throughout the state of Texas. With educational excellence and a strong belief in a culture and community at TSD, students form a unique identity based on their individual strengths and talents. TSD is an environment where students learn, grow, and belong. For more information about Texas School for the Deaf, visit: www.tsd.state.tx.us.