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Students teach their peers about sign language

The officers of a new RE student club – the American Sign Language Club – provided their upper school peers a primer on the history, growth and importance of sign language and demonstrated some simple signs during an assembly in honor of National American Sign Language Day April 15. Under the leadership of president Emma Quintane '23, vice president Carson Stanton-Sharpless '23 and secretary Zubin Kamlani '25, the new club seeks to give students the opportunity to learn sign language, spread awareness about deaf communities in the U.S. and provide resources to deaf organizations in need of assistance. Twenty-nine upper school students are members of the club, whose advisor is World Languages Department Chair James Monk.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.