People of Pierce: Taylor Pennington

Suzanne Buchholz, Reporter

“Sign language is one of my biggest passions. I want to become an interpreter, but I’ve noticed that I like teaching and helping other students as well, so I might after interpreting get a teaching degree and teach at a high school level, college level might be too challenging. Plus I like working with, not younger kids but not adults, like young adults. They have more patience. I took American Sign Language 1, 2 and 3 in high school and I’m not really good at English, so having this extra language that made more sense than English was really nice and I felt more expressive than I would have writing an essay, I can just sign a song (I like). Just expressing myself more than following all these grammar rules. In sign language, you can do what you want. It’s OK. I used to be really shy but as I did more sign language I felt more confident and I was able to get in front of my class and talk or sign.”

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Suzanne Buchholz

People of Pierce: Taylor Pennington

by Suzanne Buchholz time to read: 1 min