Deaf Awareness Week: Lufkin students display art inspired by sign language

Deaf Awareness Week: Lufkin students display art inspired by sign language

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Artwork inspired by sign language is on display at Lufkin High School.

All week, Lufkin ISD students worked to create the art as they learned about deaf culture.

September is Deaf Awareness Month and the week of Sept. 23 to 27 is national Deaf Awareness Week.

Throughout the week, Lufkin ISD students worked to create the art as they learned about deaf culture.

“It’s just something you don’t think about you know unless it’s brought to your attention. Working on this piece and deaf awareness week and everything that has encompassed, definitely kind of smack you in the face with that realization a little bit,” said Darah Lawrence, a junior.

Students said the exercise helped expand their perspective on deaf culture.

“I’m going to get into the ASL club. I’m going to learn. I already know English, Spanish and I would love to learn sign language,” said Ana Aguilar, a senior.

Lufkin High School officials said they will start a sign language club this year. So far, the school has 100 students already interested in it. The first club meeting will be on October 3 after school.

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