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Correction:  "Many thanks to James Kegl and the Nicaraguan Sign Language
Project, *without* whose help this would not have been possible".  Sorry
for the confusion!

On Fri, Jan 1, 2021 at 10:28 AM Dale Spoor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> And a Happy New Year to All.  We recently celebrated the graduation of
> five deaf students from the high school in Altagracia, island of Ometepe
> (Niccaragua)--photo attached, including their interpreter.[image: 5
> Students.Claribel.jpg]
> One of these deaf students (the tall guy on the left) consistently
> achieved the highest grade point average in his class throughout the five
> years--including all of the hearing students.  It's been a long journey,
> beginning almost fifteen years ago when we first had contact with these
> students and learned that they did not know that any sign language existed
> they could use to communicate with family and friends.  Two of these young
> people have plans to attend college--one to become a sign language teacher
> for the deaf, the other a math teacher for the deaf. Considering that few
> of them had anything resembling an elementary school education, this is an
> extraordinary achievement for everyone.  Many thanks to James Kegl and the
> Nicaraguan Sign Language Project, with whose assistance this would not have
> been possible.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dale Spoor, Chair
> Special Needs Committee
> Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association
>
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 2:08 PM Valerie Sutton <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
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>> December 31, 2020
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>> HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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>> 2021 will be a spectacular year!!
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