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Watch Kansas School for the Deaf students perform national anthem in sign language

By Pete Grathoff

kansasThe big winners Saturday from the Big 12 Tournament were Iowa State and the people who performed the national anthem.

Kansas School for the Deaf students did a really great job as they signed the anthem. The Big 12 donated a large sum of money to have the school’s gym refurbished, as The Star’s Blair Kerkhoff reported last October, and that was highlighted ahead of the league's tournament championship at Sprint Center.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article138016503.html

Source: The Kansas City Star

Fremont receives more media coverage

fremontJosh Bolander, an ESPN anchorperson who covered our football game won the “Highlight of the Year” award and he was on ESPN Sportscenter last night showing him winning the award, the highlight he made on us, and Cameron Baer and my message congratulating him.

On Saturday, Hidden Heroes was here last fall and have decided to air a piece on us on CBS this Saturday. While seeing the preview, I was moved by Luke Bella, Spezio Harmount, and Jax Pedersen’s comments on the preview. In the Bay Area, it will be on KPIX on Saturday at 9:00am, outside the area, you can find your TV schedule here http://www.cbsdreamteam.com/chicken-soup-for-the-souls-hidden-heroes/

(Contributed by Athletic Director Warren Keller)

Playing in M-DSDAA “special” for Deaf athletes

kentuckyWhat does the Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association mean to the Deaf athletes? To be a part of the M-DSDAA is very special for all Deaf athletes.

When I was a young student at Florida School for the Deaf, I was looking forward to playing on the varsity teams because of the out-of-state trips to play in the M-D basketball tournaments.

Read more: https://www.amnews.com/2017/02/07/playing-in-m-dsdaa-special-for-deaf-athletes/

Source: The Advocate-Messenger

‘Thrilled to be there’

By Tom Ham

eastern-north-carolinaThe thought never occurred to Charles Greene, Charles Johnston, Nona Southerland, Robert Watson and Raheim Wright during their Eastern N.C. School for the Deaf athletic careers that the tiny institution for the hearing-impaired might, someday, establish a sports hall of fame.

However, Greene, Johnson, Southerland and Wright were thrilled to be a part of the second class inducted during Saturday afternoon’s ceremony in the school’s Vestal Hall.

Read more: http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/8216Thrilled-to-be-there8217,79570

Source: The Wilson Times

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.

Read more: http://tucson.com/sports/mascot-makes-the-crowds-cheer-though-he-can-t-hear/article_d8254a3d-7339-54be-9846-cd099aa39892.html

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."

Read more: http://www.ardmoreite.com/news/20170127/school-for-deaf-inviting-grads-community-to-homecoming

Source: The Daily Ardmoreite

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