Thursday, January 14, 2010

Choir Member is Deaf

Houston's Cypress Ridge High School All-State Mixed Choir has a deaf member. Joshua Smart is a tenor, who is profoundly deaf in his right ear and has significant hearing loss in his left ear. He uses a wireless hearing and practices at least two hours each day. Smart says many students were shocked he made the cut. After graduation, he plans to attend Stephen F. Austin State University, where he hopes to sing in the school's choir.