|President Obama Surprises Deaf Student by Signing to HimBy Elizabeth Flock, WashingtonPost.com 3/21/2012
President Obama took a deaf student by surprise last week by speaking to him in sign language.
Stephon Williams, a 26 year-old student from Prince George’s Community College, was standing in line after an event on energy policy in Maryland when he managed to catch the president’s attention, D.C.-based blog Distriction reports. Obama, who had been busy shaking hands, looked directly at the student.
“I am proud of you,” Williams signed. Obama, without skipping a beat, signed back: “Thank you.”
Click on the link below to read and see more:
- A photo and video
- The President’s Twitter feed about Stephon’s signing
- Stephon’s video of his experience