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The class of 2022 will say goodbye to a high school career that spanned almost two years under the cloud of a global pandemic. While COVID-19 may have affected some of their high school experience, this class has courage and they made it to the finish line. As graduating class members prepare to move on to the next chapter in their lives, the Observer-Dispatch sat down with several seniors throughout the Mohawk Valley. They offered advice to their fellow students, shared their college and career goals, and more. Congratulations to the class of 2022.

At 19, Evan Hawkins has already faced his fair share of challenges.

He was born deaf in China in 2003 and was adopted by a family from Canastota in 2010. His childhood was shaped by adjusting to a new environment and family, learning English and American Sign Language.

But an interest in his family’s cuisine when he was 10 has fueled his determination to overcome adversity and begin a culinary career.

Hawkins is preparing to graduate from the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome and will begin his Culinary Arts Certificate at Monroe Community College in Rochester in August.

Evan Hawkins is a student at the New York State School for the Deaf in Rome and plans to pursue a culinary arts program at Monroe Community College.

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From the domestic kitchen to the cooking school

Hawkins’ mother, Cheri Hawkins, said it was difficult to communicate with her son when he was first adopted because he had no language skills, but she began teaching him sign language.

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