'CODA' Oscar win resonates at Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf

The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf were especially inspired by the film about the child of deaf parents who wants to study music.

News 12 Staff

Mar 28, 2022, 10:19 PM

Updated 749 days ago

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The triumph of "CODA" at the Oscars Sunday resonated deeply at one Long Island school.
The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf were especially inspired by the film about the child of deaf parents who wants to study music.
Student Jacqueline Rodas says the movie was really moving. She says her teacher replayed Troy Kotsur's acceptance speech after he won best supporting actor.
"This is dedicated to the deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community," Kotsur said. "This is our moment."
Assistant teacher Robert Saccente Jr. says the film, which is an acronym for Child Of Deaf Adult, was destined for success.
"I come from a deaf family myself so I have deaf parents so I definitely related to that and the children as well," Saccente Jr. says. "I can understand how the kids feel."
Those in the deaf and hearing-impaired community at the school hope CODA and its Oscar win will inspire other people that anything is possible even with a disability.


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