For several years, Gallaudet University's School of Education and Human Services and Pre-College National Mission Programs (now Clerc Center) have co-sponsored an annual national essay contest for deaf and hard of hearing students in schools across the United States. In 1998, an unusually high number of essays -235- were received for review. During the process of serving as members of the judges’ panel for this national contest, the co-authors noted potentially important trends and patterns across the corpus of essays.
Martin, D. S., McCrone, W. P., & Martin, P. (2019). Essays by Deaf Youth: Implications for Counselors and Teachers. JADARA, 32(3). Retrieved from https://repository.wcsu.edu/jadara/vol32/iss3/5