Hearing Loss Association Honors Students


even local high students received $1,000 scholarships at the recent dinner of Hearing Loss Association of America Rochester Chapter held at the Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Victor. The awards assist high school graduates with hearing loss in pursuing their post-secondary studies.

Honored were: Jeffery Flood, Irondequoit High School;  Elyssa Kingston, Geneseo Central School; Megan Minkel, Attica High School; and Courtney Gentzke, Neriyah McPherson, Diane Ward, and Hunter Williams, all of Rochester School for the Deaf.

Initiated in 1996 with a grant by the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Stuart MacDonald, the HLAA scholarships have distributed $114,500 to 130 recipients. This year’s scholarships were made possible by a donation from the MacDonald Fund at the Rochester Area Community Foundation.

Hearing Loss Association of America Rochester Chapter is the local chapter of a nationwide organization which opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through support, education, advocacy and education.

For more information about HLAA visit  www.hearinglossrochester.org or telephone 585 266 7890.

Photo: Several local students received $1,000 scholarships from the Hearing Loss Association of America Rochester Chapter. They are, standing from left, Megan Minkel, Attica High School; Hunter Williams, Rochester School for the Deaf; Alyssa Kingston, Geneseo Central School; Diane Ward, RSD. Seated from left are Neriyah McPherson and Courtney Gentzke, both RSD. Absent: Jeffery Flood, Irondequoit High School.