2 Easley natives graduate from the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind

UPDATED — Two students Tai Allen and Zachary Risher, students from Easley, graduated from the South Carolina School for the
Deaf and the Blind in Spartanburg in May.

Tai stands on the football field wearing his jersey.

Tai Allen worked hard at the school, receiving both the American Legion Award and his OSHA certification.

He also received vocational rehab and landscaping training while he was a student at SCSDB.

He was a member of multiple athletic teams including, varsity football, varsity basketball and varsity track
and field.

“My favorite memory is playing football,” said Allen.

Tai plans to enter the workforce.

Zachary smiles while being outside in the Cedar Springs Academy Garden.

While at SCSDB, Zachary Risher participated in music, art and gardening.

He received training in the field of hospitality and tourism and was recognized as the American Legion Honorable Mention.

Zachary’s favorite activity is being outside and gardening.

Zachary will live at home and assist with putting away groceries. 

The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is the state’s specialized school for students who are deaf or blind. It offers preK-12 educational programs on its main campus in Spartanburg and specialized vision and hearing services in school districts and homes throughout the state. Visit www.scsdb.org for more information.