Heather Whitestone McCallum.

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Heather Whitestone McCallum inspired us with her personal story, motivation, and hard work that culminated in her being crowned Miss America despite being deaf. Hers was a story of incredible determination to succeed against all odds, beginning with learning to communicate in a hearing world. Just to learn a dance routine took months, since she had to memorize the music line by line and adjust her moves without ever hearing the beat.

Ms. Whitestone McCallum told of her determination to...

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