Rae Abel North enrolled at Fanwood in 1920. Fanwood's Oldest Alumna turns 99 Years Old! One of her favorite memories at Fanwood was watching the construction of the George Washington Bridge at the 165th Street location. Happy Birthday, Rae has many more fond memories of her time at Fanwood, and she treasures each and every one! RAE ABEL NORTH! Fanwood Students Perform at NAD Conference As part of the 54th Biennial NAD Conference, the Connecticut Association of the Deaf hosted an “ASL Rocks!” event, to wrap up the weekend. Performances were focused on commemorating the impact ASL has had on inspiring a culture and unifying the Deaf Community. Being the first two schools for the deaf established over 200 years ago, New York School for the Deaf and American School for the Deaf were invited to participate. Emcee, Jeffrey Bravin, shared memorable photos and videos from the year of 200th Anniversary celebrations that took place at each school. NYSD students also had the opportunity to share a heartwarming skit honoring an important milestone in the School's rich history. The skit commemorated the admittance of NYSD’s first three students, on May 12, 1818. One of the first three students was a young Mary Rose: Fanwood Graduate and influential, Deaf , female leader. Congratulations to our students, for a job very well done! Thank you to NAD, ASD, and Connecticut Association for the Deaf, for giving us the opportunity to share our treasured history!