Continuing a seven-year tradition, Elwood-John H. Glenn High School’s
American Sign Language (ASL) students volunteered their time at Mill
Neck Manor School for the Deaf’s annual fall festival on Saturday, Oct.
Every year, family and friends gather to celebrate the autumn season at
the Mill Neck Manor Festival, where they can participate in traditional
fall festivities. In spite of the rainy weather, community residents
attended the event and volunteers, including Glenn ASL students, were
ready to provide their assistance.
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School ASL teacher Nicole Correia, along with
her students Michael Sgambati, Jacob Pagan, Casey Gross, Jenna Yeisley,
Victoria Shanerman and Olivia Prohaske, volunteered in the packing and
delivery station where they raised and donated $154 in tips to the Mill
Neck Manor organization. In addition, parents Mrs. Prohaske and Mrs.
Pagan also kindly volunteered their time at the event.
“The students had an opportunity to see what the deaf community is all
about,” Nicole Correia said. “They were also able to use their sign
language skills when necessary.”