Lots to Talk About at the 2nd Annual Sign Fest

Students running silently around Casper College waving their hands?
No they are not incoming freshmen yet, but rather American Sign Language students.

Thursday Casper College played host to the second annual sign fest which gave Kelly Walsh and Dean Morgan students a chance to practice their sign language.

With help from five local deaf community leaders and deaf speaker, Crom Saunders the students spent the day developing their communication skills.

Saunders' deaf characteristics shaped his whole life and spoke to the group about how he learned to communicate.

Through the use of an escape room students put their signs to the test and played a quiet game of tick-tac-toe.

Staff said the sign fest gives students an opportunity to interact with the deaf community and allows them to practice more than just the signs.

Crom Saunders signed with News 13, “This gives the students an opportunity to practice their skills to improve how to use space enable to incorporate that into their signing skills, not just the vocabulary but understanding how to use their bodies and facial expressions in the language."

Sign fest is possible thanks to a BOCES grant designed to further develop student's skills in the sign language programs.

Saunders invites the community to "CromMania,” his comedy show tonight at Casper College.