NYSSD students raise funds for trip to Washington D.C.


Students from the New York State School for the Deaf, 401 Turin St., are on a quest to spend four days in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to participate in “Close-Up,” a national educational experience.

The four-day event provides high school students with an opportunity to visit national monuments and museums, as well as the opportunity to meet with their national representatives, including Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, Utica, and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., according to school officials.

In January, a group of NYSSD students gave a presentation to the Lions Club of Rome, asking for potential consideration and support to make their quest possible. As a result, the Lions Club made a donation of $500.

The students are also engaged in several other fundraisers to help support their potential trip.


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