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Celebrating Seal of Biliteracy Students

Celebrating Seal of Biliteracy Students

Earlier this month we celebrated nearly 50 NKSD students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy, representing proficiency in 9 different world languages.

At the May 26, 2023 School Board Meeting, we celebrated recognized 24 seniors who have met the state requirements for receiving the Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diploma! Each graduating senior passed all of their high school English Language Arts classes and the world language exam. Languages represented this year include French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

NKHS Students: Alissa Sanchez, Klyvien Ardena, Michelle Hernandez, Edgar Larios Rubio, Benen Lawler, Edith Andrade, Grace Villanueva Jimenez, Jade Sunnenberg, Tam Nguyen, Vanessa Larios, Citlaly Mares, Luca Castillejo, Eric Cordova, Brayan Delgado
Estrella Jimenez Hernandez, Daisy Larios, Johnathan Moran Soltero, Mauricio Moran, Eliana Ginn.

KHS Students: Jefferson Hernandez, Victor Taylor, Vanessa Santoyo Cayetano, Evelyn Santillan

Choice Student: Giselle Galeno

English Learner Coordinators Joaly Ray and Hortensia West shared during the celebration earlier this month, "Participating in the Seal of Biliteracy exam represents a remarkable milestone in your educational journey. It signifies your proficiency in not just one, but two or more languages—something that deserves recognition and applause. You have embraced the challenges, expanded your horizons, and emerged as bilingual and biliterate individuals."

Students in grades 7-12 can earn up to four high school credits in a world language through the OSPI Seal of Biliteracy program. They must take a rigorous test in the language they wish to earn credit for, and through the test they can earn from 1-4 credits.

Visit the Seal of Biliteracy page on our website to learn more about this program.