On May 24, Silver Bay Elementary hosted Deaf Awareness Day which was sponsored by the Toms River Education Association. Several classes from our district, alumni of Silver Bay's deaf program, home school groups, and Bruce Street School of Newark attended the event.
Mr. Devita, principal at Silver Bay, began the event by awarding Brendan Edwards with the Frank Monaco Scholarship for academic achievement. The deaf and hard of hearing students from Silver Bay introduced the various acts. The entertainment portion of the show started with classes from Silver Bay singing and signing. Poppy from the Trolls movie made an appearance to the delight of students and the main event was "Deafinitely Magic" by Sam Sandler. Sam is a deaf illusionist and magician who amazed the audience! His message to the crowd was: "I'm deaf, so what!"