Though the 13 members of the Kentucky School for the Deaf Class of 2012 originally hail from different parts of the state, their close bond was evident during Friday’s graduation ceremony.
Spirits were high as students, teachers, family members and friends celebrated the end of what was sometimes a challenging journey. Interpreters for the deaf and narrators for the hearing helped bridge the gap between spoken and sign language.
Michael Miller of Stanford was one of three students who gave a speech with sign language and had a narrator interpret on his behalf. Miller spent 11 years as a KSD student and while in high school got involved in student government.
“That helped me be a leader which is a good thing for the future,” Miller said. “And I want the same for all of you.”