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Deaf students get a day of socializing

Clyattville - There's a small group of students, who because of their silence, are sometimes overlooked.

Today, they got to meet other kids like themselves and had a good time doing it.

The number of deaf students in South Georgia is small, but these special kids from area schools were at Wild Adventures for Deaf Awareness Day.

More than 55 students took part in the program. They spent the day interacting with other deaf students and adults and got a lesson in socializing.

"It gives them an opportunity to socialize with other deaf and hard of hearing students that they don't have while they are in regular public school. It also gives them the opportunity to have deaf adult role models available to them so that they can model appropriate behaviors, " said Stormey McDougal, Deaf Education Teacher.

Deaf Awareness Day was begun by the South Georgia Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consortia and sponsored by Wild Adventures.

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