Updated: Nov 8, 2020
(the pictures by the author)
Hello everyone. I want to talk about the similarities between my deaf schools in Maryland and Texas and my university in Virginia. The similarities between my schools and university are getting a good education, having a social life, residential, and participating in different organizations/clubs that involve the community and students. I experienced the great feelings and gained confidence in myself in these schools.
My deaf schools and my university have some similarities in education and social life. My Deaf schools in Maryland and Texas and my hearing university are a good education for me. My first deaf school in Maryland was Kendall Demonstration Elementary School. I was there in preschool to almost half of the second grade. I learned about reading and math and about the deaf history and deaf culture. My second deaf school was Maryland school for the Deaf. I was there in almost half of the second grade to sixth grade. I learned more about reading, math and started learning about science, and social science, I also learned about the history of America. My third deaf school was Texas school for the Deaf. I was there from the seventh grade to my senior year of high school. I learned more about english, math, science, and history. I learned a lot about Science and Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) when I was in Texas School for the Deaf. The one of top deaf school in the country is the Texas School for the Deaf.
(the picture by the author)
I am now, a freshman at Hampton University. It is a very good historically black college and university (HBCU). I am learning more things like English, math, history, and different things to help prepare me for the future and my university life. I am learning more about black history, black culture, HBCU history, and the HBCU experience than when I was growing up. My deaf schools and my hearing university have a great social life for students and me. The social life in my schools have wonderful dance parties, different social events, and I can go out with my friends to the restaurants and go to places off campus. I was able to make new friends and meet new people from different states where I was in my three deaf schools. I am also able to make new friends and meet new people from different states and countries.
My deaf schools and my university have amazing different organizations/clubs to be involved in. When I was in Texas School for the Deaf, I was involved with the two organizations and two or three clubs. The two organizations are Black Deaf Student Union and Junior National Association of the Deaf. The two clubs are Tech Girls and Performing Arts. There was also one club that was also a class and that was Robotics. At Hampton University, I am not involved with any organizations and clubs yet, but my university have a lot good organizations and clubs. My deaf schools are different from public schools because my deaf schools are residential schools and kids who are in other cities that far away stay in dorms and go home on weekends. My deaf schools are the same as my university because they have dorms and they are residential schools.