Alamance County students get hands-on, learn sign language for deaf student

SNOW CAMP, N.C. -- Students at Sylvan Elementary School in Snow Camp are doing something a little unconvenientional.

Last year, students began attending an American Sign Language club to communicate with a deaf student at school. This year, the club's attendance continues to jump.

"The interest by the kids here in this community has been huge," said ASL interpreter Wendy Hughes. "Usually, in school, there will be a lot of students that sign up for a sign language club. But this is really more than I've ever seen."

Second-grader Keira Scharen has been in the program for two years and says she enjoys conversing with her new friend.

"I just felt like it was easy to talk to someone like using the hand signs. I thought it was cool," she said.

Learn more about Sylvan Elementary's American Sign Language club here.