High school students learn to converse in sign language
October 14, 2021
Ann Hilburn began learning American Sign Language for an elective course in college, thinking it would benefit her aspirations of becoming a nurse.
That class led her to change her career field entirely. "I had just fallen in love with sign language," she said.
She's passing that love on to a dozen Wrangell High School students taking her class for their foreign language requirement. Hilburn is new to the district this year.
It is a language unto itself, 17-year-old senior Caleb Garcia-Rangel observed, which people unfamiliar with ASL often don't realize.
"I think it's pretty cool," Garcia...