TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF PRESS RELEASE
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FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 30, 2023
STUDENTS DELIVER GRATITUDE & HOLIDAY TREATS TO STATE LEADERS
Austin, Texas – November 30, 2023 – Today, students from Texas School for the Deaf’s (TSD) Culinary Arts program visit the Texas Capitol delivering homemade goodies to state leaders in time for the holidays – a tradition the school began more than 25 years ago.
Baked and packaged by TSD’s future chefs, the selection of holiday treats this year includes chocolate chip cookies, corn shortbread cookies, peanut butter cookies, and star pie crust cookies, all designed to thank TSD’s partner agencies, legislators and staffers for their hard work and support.
TSD Superintendent, Peter Bailey says, “This is a favorite TSD tradition to commend and recognize our state leaders for their continued support of the school, and it’s important for the students themselves to take a lead and meet face-to-face with lawmakers and staff members.”
With meetings planned with some key legislators along the way, students start the day early to cover all of the Capitol legislative offices and partner state agencies.
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: http://www.tsd.state.tx.us.