Junior NAD



Jr.NAD (Junior National Association of the Deaf) offers students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, learn, and interact with other deaf schools from across the country. Jr.NAD focuses on attitude, commitment, leadership skills and cooperation.  The organization helps our students become future leaders and advocates in the deaf community.


The group has monthly meetings and participates in many community service activities and fundraisers. 

2012 - 2013 Junior NAD Officers:

Jacob Rhoades- President
Dustin Robinson-Vice President
Andrew Lewis- Treasurer
Dinahliz Quinones- Secretary


2012 - 2013 Junior NAD Members:

Lauren Johnson
Peter Miazaga
Shakenya Ward-Brassell


Jr.NAD Advisor

Sean Maloney



Meeting Dates will be in Sean Maloney's office from 6pm to 7pm:

February 11th
March 10th
April 12th
May  20th
June 11th (TBA)


Junior NAD Members Attend Conference in California


From November 18th to 22nd, members of Junior NAD traveled to California School for the Deaf-Riverside for the Jr.NAD conference. Suada Abdulkadir and Jacob Rhoades were chosen as the delegates to go from SMSD. There were 26 different deaf schools that attended conference from all over the country. During the conference they learned about leadership, Parliamentary procedures, and worked on goals for their futures. They met many new friends. They went to many different workshops and met very important deaf people who taught the students tools to become leaders in the classroom and beyond. They also participated in team building activities, special projects (ASL entertainment and round table-debates) also watched Jr.NAD pageants. Suada and Jacob represented SMSD proudly and came away from the  conference with a lot of new knowledge and tools to use. Advisor Sean Maloney also attended the trip with the students and was extremely proud of how they handled themselves and worked cooperatively with all the other schools.