Deaf YouVideo is public web site and a free assessment for everyone. A public web site is a web site that you can use to have a presence on the internet. It is a public facing site to attract customers and partners, and it usually include increase traffic. Feel free to exploring the online community - Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Hearing Loss, Sign Language, News, Events, Societies, Resources, Links, Videos, Vloggers and much more... Be sure to Bookmarks this site. If you see the content appears "error, blank, and feed not support", click home or refresh your browsers.

Deaf Mascot Makes The Crowds Cheer

VIDEO [CC] - Deaf News: How a Deaf high school mascot moves the crowd to his beat on the NBC Nightly News.

PORTLAND, ME -- On the court, the Portland High School Bulldogs are reigning state champions. But, during most games this season, the crowd often finds its inspiration from freshman Kamron King, the team’s Deaf mascot.

On the court, the Portland High School Bulldogs are reigning Maine state basketball champions. But, during most games this season, the crowd often finds it inspiration from what's happening on the sidelines.

Freshman Kamron King is the team's mascot and "sixth man." Dressed in an over-sized gray Bulldog outfit, King often runs the sidelines getting the crowd into a frenzy. He's also Deaf and can't hear any of it.

To activate this feature, press the "CC" button.

"Being a mascot is kind of a very cool job to do for the school and I kinda love it," King told NBC News.

Deaf from birth, the 15-year-old student has mastered sign language and how to lip read and speak. He says he uses his eyes and his energy to get the crowd fired up. To compensate for what he cannot hear, he observes the movements of those in the bleachers, getting a feel for the emotion of the moment. "I try to get the crowd louder [so] that they know I am supporting them," said King.

At home, he's affectionately known as "Kam the Ham." His parents, though, were initially wary of the idea of their hearing impaired son -- who like many deaf children struggled with balance -- taking on the mascot role.

"I thought, good Lord, he's gonna put this thing on and be out in front of a hundred people and trip and fall over," said Michael King, Kamron's father.

Those concerns proved to be misplaced. Kamron has thrived this season and made a little history as well, becoming Portland High School's first ever Deaf mascot.

"He brings up all the spirit," said a team cheerleader. "He makes everyone happy and it just makes the entire experience better."

Kamron's achievements behind the mask have also served as an inspiration to other Deaf young people, says John Jones, director of instruction at the Maine Educational Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

"I think he's setting a great example for other students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing who may be reluctant to try new things," Jones told NBC News.

For Kamron, though, his disability is "no big deal." He says he usually is more concerned with staying cool in the furry costume.

SOURCE - NBC Nightly News
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Featured Post

Deaf Cafe Fingertalk The Indonesian Restaurant

VIDEO: Food News: Deaf Cafe Fingertalk is unique! Places to eat it give different ways, message menu through sign language. TANGERANG, Ind...

Posts Archive

Most Viewed Last 7 Days

Most Viewed Last 30 Days

Most Viewed Of All Time

That Deaf Guy Comic

Advise For Readers

- You may be exposed to content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive.

- The comments has been disabled for a particular this site due to advertising and spam.

- Submitted content, to whom it may concern of posting on Deaf YouVideo: YouPrivacy


Videos and Channels Powered By YouTube

About This Site

Deaf YouVideo is public web site and a free assessment for everyone. A public web site is a web site that you can use to have a presence on the internet. It is a public facing site to attract customers and partners, and it usually includes increase traffic. Feel free to exploring the online community - Deaf, Hearing-Impairment, Hearing-Loss, Sign Language, News, Events, Societies, Resources, Links, Videos, Vloggers and much more. Be sure to Bookmarks this website.

RSS Feed Content

Deaf YouVideo provided by YouTube, Blogger, Google Feedburner, RSS Feed are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content as well beyond just visitors using browsers. The feed icon feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader vlogs or blogs and etc. Submitted content and/or disabled by request consume content and will be immediately removed from Deaf YouVideo. If you see the content appears "error, blank, and feed not support", click home or refresh your browsers.

Powered by FeedBurner

Copyright © 2017 Deaf YouVideo All Rights Reserved.
Deaf YouVideo. Powered by Blogger.
 
page contents