County program gives deaf students an extra boost
Rodriguez High students Samar Elmahmoud, center and Teo Eibensteiner, left, use sign language to discuss a story they were reading for English class, with teacher Katherine Reyes. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)
FAIRFIELD — There was a time not too long ago when Vicky Del Real was embarrassed to let anyone know she was hard of hearing.
The 16-year-old said she'd never wear her long black hair in a pony tail because didn't want people to see her hearing aids.
"I would always have my hair down," she said.
That was when she was at Green Valley Middle School, but since then she said her mother talked to her about being open and showing people her true self. ... Continue Reading