Cleary School for the Deaf Student Wins High School Talent Show


At the eighth annual East Islip High School Key Club talent show fund raiser, Bruce Morrow took first place for his original hip hop dance number. This is an awesome feat because, Bruce is profoundly deaf. Bruce is currently a student in the Cleary School Secondary Program which is located at East Islip High School. He choreographed his own dance routine set to “Universal Mind Control” by Common and was the only student with a hearing loss to compete among his hearing peers. Other acts included rock bands, singers, instrumentalists, comedic routines, and dancers of various genres (including tap dancing and Irish dancing).  The talent show lasted for three hours with each act lasting 2-3 minutes.  The grand finale included Mr. Falkman cutting off his long hair and donating it to "Locks of Love".  Bruce is pictured with Mr. Falkman, Key Club adviser sporting his new hair cut.