Washougal High ASL group headed to Disneyland | Camas-Washougal Post-Record

Washougal High School’s American Sign Language (ASL) students will learn new skills and show off the ones they already have at “the Happiest Place on Earth” early next year.

Twenty-two Washougal High students were recently selected for the Disney Imagination Campus educational program, which offers curriculum and workshops across a range of performing arts and academic subjects.

The Washougal group, called “Music In Motion,” will attend a leadership workshop and perform an ASL show during the program, to be held at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, in February 2025.

“They’re very excited, and motivated,” Washougal High ASL teacher Tami Grant said. “This is a younger group, so it’ll be fun to see how they learn and grow, and how that translates by the time they’re seniors.”

The program’s workshops allow students to learn from working Disney professionals and perform on Disney stages; use scientific principles such as gravity, force and speed to understand how they’re applied to the design of Disney theme-park attractions; solve real-world challenges around the design of one of Disneyland’s lands, areas or attractions as it relates to storytelling; and discover how to become future leaders by developing a common passion for knowledge, global vision and innovation, according to the program’s website.

“Through our unique curriculum and learning environment, we offer a new type of student travel — brimming with educational workshops that draw students into creative thinking and fearless exploration through the magic of Disney Parks,” the website states. “Our mission is student development. We provide students with the tools they need to express themselves creatively and academically so they are prepared for real-world challenges.”

The students had to be chosen by Disney to participate in the program, according to Grant.

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