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Hamilton Relay® Announces 2012 Deaf Community Leader Award Winners

September, 27 2012

Dedicated Individuals Recognized for Their Community Leadership

AURORA, NEB. (September 27, 2012) – Hamilton Relay today announced its 2012 Deaf Community Leader Award winners. Established in 2005 and concurrent with National Deaf Awareness Week, the award recognizes individuals who are deaf or deaf-blind and who have been a positive influence within their communities, demonstrating commitment to advocacy, leadership and enhancing the lives of those around them.

"Our award recipients have worked tirelessly in giving so much to their communities," said vice president of Hamilton Relay, Dixie Ziegler. "It's truly a privilege to recognize them for their contributions and all they've achieved."

This year's leaders were nominated by their peers and selected for their outstanding accomplishments and service to others. Hamilton congratulates and is pleased to recognize the following individuals for making an impact in their communities–whether it be on a local, state, or even national level.

  • Dr. Patty Hughes, California

  • Christopher Patterson, Georgia

  • Walter Jastremsky, Jr., Idaho

  • Jonathan Scherling, Iowa

  • Terry Hostin, Kansas

  • Natalie Delgado, Louisiana

  • Patti Sarchi, Maine

  • David Jessop, Maryland

  • Jaimi Lard, Massachusetts

  • Cheryl Dickens, Montana

  • Lillian Hoshauer, Pennsylvania

  • Kelly Butterworth, Rhode Island

  • Paul Robertson, Tennessee

  • Robin Traveller, Utah

  • Alice Frink, Virginia

While Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated across the United States during the last full week of September, Hamilton recognizes that the efforts made by the above individuals span throughout the year and beyond. Individuals can read more about the accomplishments of this year's recipients through Hamilton's Facebook "Awards" tab and on

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