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Despite a hearing loss diagnosis before kindergarten, GHS senior Mathew Deneen has excelled in and out of the classroom and is pictured his kiln-fired and finely decorated clay box assignment.

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Today, Goodhue High School senior Matthew Deneen will hear his name called as part of the class of 2014 commencement ceremony — something most graduating students take for granted.


Deneen was diagnosed with a hearing loss around the age of 4, shortly before relocating to Red Wing from Grand Rapids, Minnesota, with his family.

The son of Amy and Brian Deneen of Goodhue, Deneen was born in Pocatello, Idaho, and has a 16-year-old brother, Casey, who also attends GHS.

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