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New Jersey School for the Deaf To Host Hot-Air Balloon

Richard J. Vespucci
Beth Auerswald
Kathryn Forsyth, Director
May 14, 2009

Elementary and middle school students at the New Jersey School for the Deaf in West Trenton will get a lesson in flying on Friday, May 15. They won't be sitting behind a cockpit simulator but instead, will study the mechanics of hot-air ballooning.

The lesson is scheduled to begin at approximately 9 a.m., when the crew of a balloon sponsored by Beemster Cheese will demonstrate how hot air balloons work. The crew members will use American Sign Language interpreters to explain the balloon's components and functionality and discuss why balloon pilots fly only during the early morning or late afternoon.

The event will be held on the 117-acre campus of the New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD). The school, an affiliate of the New Jersey Department of Education, is a learning community committed to ensuring the lifelong success of people who are deaf or heard-of-hearing. The school's experienced staff works with families, school districts, the deaf community and its other partners to create the conditions to optimize learning for students statewide, from birth to high school graduation.

For directions and more information, visit the school's Web-site, www.mksd.org, or call Joan Krasnisky at 609-530-3120.


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