MUSKOGEE — Durant native Chandler Caveny will graduate May 24 from the Oklahoma School for the Blind during a commencement ceremony in the OSB auditorium, at 3300 Gibson Street.
Caveny lives with his grandmother Patty Caveny. His favorite memory of school is when he played the pipe organ.
After graduation, he plans to open his own Braille Writer repair business.
The OSB 2017 graduating class includes Caveny, Jacob King of Muskogee, Patelin Cogswell of Oklahoma City, Logan Deaton of Oklahoma City, Morningstar Clark of Oklahoma City, Mathiew Noah of Del City, Andrew Wagon of Allen, Seth Wedel of Tulsa and Justin Whitmire of Durant.
“It has been a joy to work with the graduates of 2017,” OSB Superintendent Rita Echelle said. “I wish them well as they move to the next chapter of their life whether it be continuing their education or entering the job market. Congratulations, OSB 2017 graduates.”
OSB is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS), a state agency which assists Oklahomans with disabilities through vocational rehabilitation, education, employment, independent living programs and the determination of medical eligibility for disability benefits.
OSB was founded in 1897 at Fort Gibson as a private school for children who are blind or visually impaired. Over the past 100 years, the school has provided education programs at no charge for thousands of students with visual disabilities, from students who attend school on campus to those served through outreach programs for families, public school teachers and communities statewide.
Submitted by OSB.