NTID students to participate in youth summit at White House

Posted at: 12/04/2013 1:21 AM

Two students from Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf will visit the White House Wednesday.

Students Hugo Perez and Lakeishia Brown are participating in a youth summit at the White House to discuss the Affordable care Act and other issues affecting young Americans. 160 students and recent graduates were invited to the summit. Perez is a civil engineering technology major from Los Angeles and Brown is an electrical engineering major from Evans, Georgia.

News10NBC is told that senior White House staff will attend the summit, including advisors to President Obama and a director at the Department of Health and Human Services.

NTID students Perez and Brown were invited to the summit by a senior White House official who became deaf at the age of eight and was a member of RIT/NTID's National Advisory Group.