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Student's logo for cochlear implant earns "first runner up"

posted May 25, 2015, 5:54 AM by Regina Sargent

Congratulations to 4th grader Penny Keyes and her Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Amy Natola

When Penny and Amy found out that Massachusetts A.G. Bell, a professional affiliation for hearing loss, was having a logo contest for the upcoming Cochlear Implant Convention, they got to work!  As a team, they collaborated by going through the writing process (in pictorial form):  brainstorming ideas, creating rough drafts, editing and revising, and finalizing the logos.  What a great language opportunity!

Only one logo was to be chosen among all the entries.  Neither one of the logos they submitted were initially picked.  However, the judges thought "the snail with the speech processor" logo was so great, they decided to award it "first runner up" and will be using it for the Children's Program at the conference.  Below is the logo the Penny drew!

This is what Penny had said about the words on the logo..."I chose the words to make the kids happy and make them feel special."

A BIG congratulations to Penny and Amy!!!!

submitted by
Joanne Kotelly
Special Education Coordinator