By Bill Hicks
For graduating seniors, hearing their name called at graduation is the biggest moment of their young lives.
Not for Rodriguez senior Ali Hussain.
True, graduation is a big moment – and a remarkable achievement given all he’s overcome – but Hussain won’t hear his name called at graduation. That’s not because he won’t graduate, it’s because he is deaf.
The cheers and adulation that flood over graduates as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma might be absent from Hussain’s experience, but the magnitude of the accomplishment is just as great, if not greater, than the other graduates.