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Mascot makes the crowds cheer _ though he can't hear them

By Patrick Whittle

Portland HSPORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Kamron King's goal as the mascot at Portland High School is, of course, to make the crowds cheer — even though he can't hear them.

The 15-year-old freshman, who began donning a bulldog suit at last fall's football games and now works the sidelines at basketball games, is deaf. But he said that doesn't interfere with his performances, other than the occasional need for someone to direct him toward young children in need of a high-five.

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Source: Tucson

School for the Deaf inviting grads, community to homecoming

oklahomaSULPHUR - Homecoming festivities at Oklahoma School for the Deaf will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Nearly 300 people are expected on campus at 1100 E. Oklahoma Ave. for activities in OSD's gymnasium.

"Homecoming is a very special event for OSD alumni," OSD Superintendent Larry Hawkins said. "OSD is like a second home for many people, and we are proud to welcome everyone to our school."

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Source: The Daily Ardmoreite

ENCSD Hall of Fame to induct 5

By Tom Ham

eastern-north-carolinaA pair of acclaimed quarterbacks, a record-setting basketball performer, a three-sport female standout and a veteran basketball coach form the second class to be enshrined into the Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf Sports Hall of Fame.

Joining the 10 charter selections are Charles Cordell Greene (1985-88), Charles Lamont Johnson Jr. (1989-91), Raheim Shande’ Wright (1990-94), Wynona “Nona” Vedette Southerland (1985-89) and Robert Watson (1968-98).

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Source: The Wilson Times

Fremont athletes earn numerous honors for fall sports

fremontI am pleased to recognize an amazing number of five volleyball players and thirteen football players who was selected as Bay Countries League or Bay Football League All-League Honors and All-Americans from National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association and Deaf Digest Sports. (Contributed by Fremont Athletic Director Warren Keller)

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Making Waves: Former Coronado swimmer aims to be 'deaf Michael Phelps'

By Nicholas Talbot

Nickolas Roman gets positioned in the starting block, the silence surrounding him as he awaits a small tap from behind — the signal to start the race.

The whistle blows.


Roman dives in, but immediately he is a fraction of a second behind the other swimmers.

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Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Interpreters create bond with deaf athletes

By Nicholas Talbot

Jared Kendall knew it wasn’t fair.

So, he stayed.

The Lubbock ISD sign language interpreter kept helping Nickolas Roman as he continued practicing for the Deaf Olympics even though Roman had already graduated from Coronado High School.

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Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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