Melissa Owens-Shumate is standing in front of NCSD’s tower clock, one of oldest buildings at NCSD. She had already acquired ASL and learned written English by the time she entered NCSD in year 1975 at age of 2. She is now a successful social worker at her alma mater. She is proud to be a stellar 1991 graduate of North Carolina School for the Deaf!
Owens-Shumate is an ideal bilingual from a classic Deaf School who celebrates her Deaf Culture and and cherishes her hearing family members, colleagues and friends. She’s paving the way for every Deaf student to follow for many generations into the future! Thank you NCSD! ♥️
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