Deaf student joins a school speech contest for the first time in Tottori Prefecture

A Deaf student Maeda Mana discusses in sign language at the speech contest.

November 13, 2013

The 42nd Tottori Junior High School Championship Speech Contest was held in Tottori-shi, Tottori Prefecture on November 12.

The chosen students from 25 junior high schools in the eastern part of the  prefecture showed the fervent speech by each theme such as relation by friendship or a family, club activity, etc.

In the contest, Maeda Mana (前田真那), a senior of the Tottori School for the Deaf presented discussion in sign language for the first time.

She told about a frank thought entitled "Overcome now." that she wanted to tell people what is like to be Deaf.

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