ELEE VANG IS
MISS DEAF MINNESOTA
Vang, a first year UMD student from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota came to
UMD with a title: Miss Deaf Minnesota. She is serving in that role from
2003-2005 and will compete for the Miss Deaf America this summer at
the National Association of the Deaf Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Miss Deaf Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Deaf
Citizens. Vang is studying to be an audiologist and is enrolled in the
UMD Communication Science and Disorders program.
The Miss Deaf America Pageant (MDAP) is in its 38th year and offers
young women between the ages of 18 and 28 an opportunity to develop
self-confidence as they compete to become a goodwill ambassador and
spokeswoman of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD). The goal
is to encourage and foster future leaders and is part of the youth programs
of the NAD. The MDAP takes place during biennial NAD conferences. The
women are judged across a broad spectrum of categories including community
service, academics, current events, knowledge of deaf culture, and more.
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Posted May 17, 2004.