Attention everyone! Drumroll, please!! We would like to congratulate Michael Hagwood for his accomplishments in baseball. Michael is a high school junior and plays on the varsity team in right field and as a designated hitter. And although he cannot hear the crack of the bat when he hits the ball, he does not let his inability to hear affect his ability to play. He began playing baseball at age 4 and uses hand signals to communicate with teammates and coaches today. After high school, Michael hopes to attend National Technical Institute for the Deaf in New York State to learn welding and, of course, to play baseball. We’re all proud of you, Michael! Go No. 19!!!