Deaf Sheboygan Falls student mentors others

School life wasn’t always easy for Caitlin Trumm.

You maybe wouldn’t know it now — the congenial Sheboygan Falls High School freshman has a core group of friends, participates in multiple school sports and maintains good grades.

At one time, however, Caitlin was the target of classmates’ teasing and ignorance. Born with profound hearing loss, Caitlin said some of her classmates labeled her “the deaf girl” and poked fun at the cochlear implants she wore to be able to hear.