Monday, October 26, 2009

Area resident awarded as deaf volunteer

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Caryn D. Keller of Parkersburg was awarded the West Virginia Association of the Deaf "Deaf Mountaineer Award" at the 2009 WVAD Conference held recently in Mineral Wells, W.Va.

The award is given to an individual who volunteers time and energy to provide a service of lasting benefit to the deaf community.

This was Keller's second award from the organization. She received the "President's Award" in 2005.

Keller, who is a 1999 graduate of Marietta College, currently serves as the WVAD Youth Program coordinator, Miss Deaf West Virginia Pageant director, media representative and graphic designer, and was one of three biannual conference planners. She is an RID-certified interpreter for Wood County Schools, a parent adviser for the SKI*HI program for children with hearing loss, and an interpreter mentor for the West Virginia Department of Education.