2015 Cornett Scholarship Winner
Becca SchierThe NCSA is proud to announce that Rebecca Schier of Alabama is the recipient of the 2015 Dr. R. Orin Cornett Scholarship. Rebecca has been using Cued Speech as her primary mode of communication since she was a toddler.
Rebecca is the youngest of three girls in a military family, which meant the family moved a good deal. Teresa and Rob Schier, her parents, saw to it that her sisters and everyone on the home learned to cue.
“CS has had a huge impact on how well I communicate,” said Rebecca in her application essay. “The use of CS by my family when I was young helped me to develop the language I needed to communicate. CS also was the perfect bridge for me to develop my speaking skills following cochlear implantation at age four.”
Becca was mainstreamed into public school at Canterbury Woods Elementary School. Her parents became active in the N. Virginia CS Association and Becca was a regular at summer cue camps. In 2012, her parents moved the family to Auburn, Alabama.
Becca will be attending Auburn University to pursue a degree in nursing. Her goal is to give back to the CS community by attending cue camps to inform and guide families in their use of CS and to inform others of this communication option.