The Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) Academic Bowl team qualified to participate in the 22nd National Gallaudet University Academic Bowl to be held at Gallaudet University in Washington DC April 14-17, 2018. The ISD team earned a 4th place finish at the Midwest Regional Academic Bowl competition held at the Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Iowa February 15-18, 2018. Annually Gallaudet University sponsors four regional competitions nationwide where over 80 teams from Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs participate. The top four finishers from each regional advance to the national competition.
Pictured L to R:
Front Row: Ian Fraas, Dahlia Hernandez, Michael Lapa and Olivia Scott
Back Row: Gallaudet University President Bobbi Cordano, ISD Coaches Raquel Humphrey and Lori Niemann, Gallaudet University Midwest Regional Center Director Sherry Cook and ISD Superintendent Julee Nist