Waco, Texas — Midway ISD and Waco ISD students worked together today as a part of a deaf education collaboration.
Midway ISD's American Sign Language Club led the event, performing skits, providing craft stations, and eating lunch with Waco ISD's Alta Vista Elementary hearing impaired students. This is the second year the event has been held. Students who participate in the event say they're thrilled to be able to share the same language with one another.
"It makes me feel kind of special because to be able to be a part of their lives because they don't get to interact as much, nearly as much as we do," said Midway ISD eighth grader, Christopher Taylor, who is a member of the American Sign Language Club.
The Midway ISD Sign Language Club has also previously held a skating event with the Alta Vista students. Many students involved in the American Sign Language Club say they plan to continue studying sign language when they get to high school.