VITAC Holiday Card Unveiled at WPSD

by: David Titmus

VITAC is thrilled to unveil our annual holiday card, made possible through our wonderful partnership with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD) and its talented teachers and students.

Each year, students from WPSD create artwork around a suggested theme – this year’s theme was “Elf on a Shelf” – and send their finished pieces to us. The artwork is shared with all of our employees, who then vote for their favorite. We choose multiple finalists and a grand-prize winner each year, and today (Dec. 14) VITAC personally recognized each of those students with a certificate and gift card during a presentation at the school’s holiday assembly. VITAC also made a donation to the school’s art department.

Below is the final card design (and a few pictures of the winners) that was shared with VITAC clients and colleagues. (Click here to see all of the colorful, festive entries.)

Collage of VITAC holiday card and the art contest winners

The day also featured WPSD’s annual holiday show. This year’s performance – “Noelle Saves Christmas” – was a wholly original production created and written by members of the school’s first semester drama class. The show, centered on an elf, a sassy reindeer, and a little girl’s efforts to spark everyone’s Christmas spirit, was festive, warm, and really funny!

WPSD’s holiday performances always are showstoppers, and this year’s production did not disappoint with its fantastic performances and incredible stage and costume designs!

Collage of students in the performance

Congratulations to all of the WPSD holiday art winners as well as the performers, stage crew, and set design teams that produced such an awesome holiday show! We always are impressed with the great artistic skill and creativity demonstrated by the students at WPSD, and we’re proud to celebrate 28 years of holiday tradition and collaboration.

The Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf — part of the largest comprehensive center for deaf education in Pennsylvania —is a non-profit, tuition free school that offers students an all-inclusive communication/language environment. Founded in 1869, WPSD provides quality educational services and a complete extracurricular program to deaf and hard-of-hearing children from birth through grade 12.