George Wilson ’14 – News

Last Wednesday, the American sign language classes from Romeo High School had the honor to perform the National Anthem at Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers major league baseball game. A group of 250 students traveled and signed the national anthem on the field before the games first pitch.

“It started with a friend of mine, who was involved in the negro baseball league. From there I got to meet Mike Ilitch, who was able to get me involved with the Tigers,” said Mr. Fugate, the teacher of the sign language classes at the high school.

Unfortunately, the Tigers lost to the Chicago White Sox by a score of 6-4, but the students still enjoyed the experience.

“There was a big group of people, and I was able to be one of the leaders. It was cool that I was able to sit and watch the game after”, said Olivia McLeod (12).

For the students of Romeo High School it was an honor to represent their school, the deaf community, and the nation.

“It was an extreme honor to perform the anthem for the deaf community, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Brittney Lawless (9).

 

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