School for Deaf and Blind state finalists in technology competition

State finalists in Samsung's STEM competition from the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. From left to right are MSDB teacher Erin Barr, Freshman Alexis Myers, Sophomore Levi Wahl, Senior Daemien Stout and Sophomore Amerra Peortee.

One of the goals of any school is to provide their students with the skills they need to move confidently through the world, and to instill in them the belief that if they apply themselves and work hard, they can achieve whatever goal they set their minds to.

That’s a tall order for any school, one made even more challenging when its students must confront visual and hearing impairment. Students at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind in Great Falls are proving that being “differently abled” is no barrier to academic achievement even at the highest levels.

In December, international tech giant the Samsung Corporation announced that a team of students from the Deaf and Blind School (MSDB) are state finalists in their 2023 STEM competition to develop technologies with the potential to solve real world problems impacting the communities in which they live.

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