Learning a new language can be a difficult and daunting task, especially when no one in the area speaks the language, so why not turn this sometimes dreaded activity into a club? American Sign Language Club is now running at Camas High School beginning after school on Wednesdays.
Alexis Royal and Amber Carlston, co-presidents, are taking this unique language and including students while making new friends and learning about another culture. “ I hope that the students involved will continue to learn more about this language and that we can be more involved in the local deaf community,” states Carlson.
The goal of the club is to allow those who are interested, already enrolled in an ASL class or do not have room in their schedule to come into a safe place to practice, perform, and participate in group activities.
Freshman Shakyah Boggs was eager to join because she says, “ It is a unique way to communicate with people and shows how no matter what barriers someone is given there is always a way to reach out and communicate.”
Students will learn how to incorporate what they learn in the classroom into the world by playing games and doing specific activities. Members in the past have had the opportunity recite songs to members of the deaf community and even make informational videos to spread awareness of deaf culture. Anyone is eligible to join regardless of experience level.
Meetings are held in Mr. Boyd’s classroom 906.