Cheerleaders use ASL to sing national anthem

Summarized by Jeni Ten Eyck, staff writer

Kaniya Price is a hard-working cheerleader at Port Huron High School and she is Deaf. She uses ASL and her interpreters to communicate with her teammates, but her team went further to make sure felt at home on the Junior Varsity team.

At their local cheerleading competition last week, members of the team signed the national anthem along with Price. She was overjoyed to see her squad sign with her and bring them closer as a team. Though she still uses interpreters to communicate the majority of the time, the sign language her teammates picks up helps bond them. Price and her teammates went on to take second place that day in the competition.

Earlier that week, Price also won the Council for Exceptional Children’s Yes I Can! Award. Price was picked above all the students in Michigan, proving her determination. The award will be presented to her in March in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

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