"It’s not easy, but I understand it.” Eighth grader Kali Nipper’s confident statement about her preparation for a math competition gained a head nod from one teammate; a shoulder shrug from another.
“I”m nervous,” said classmate Holly Schroeder. “I hope we win. If we lose, oh well. We will do the best we can.”
The two girls make up half of the ISD Math Whizzes, ISD’s first middle school team to enter a national math competition for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. The National Technical Institute for the Deaf hosted the event April 5-7 on its campus in Rochester, New York.