Friday, June 6, 2008

Bowler Honored

One of Central Florida's best bowlers is deaf. Deanna Walden rolled a 190 average for the Tavares High School team in Lake County, Florida. Walden was honored yesterday with the Bill Buchalter Spirit Award (the award was named for a local news reporter who retired after a long career of covering sports). Not only strong in sports, the profoundly deaf teenager received her diploma last week ranked academically among the top 20 in her class. Amazingly, Walden did not have an interpreter to assist her until she was a junior. She’s now heads to college at the Rochester Institute of Technology.