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39 Students Earn the Distinguished Award: The Seal of Biliteracy

39 students earn the Seal of Biliteracy.

May 9th, 2023

High school students who have taken Spanish III or IV are eligible to take the Seal of Biliteracy exam annually in the spring. To qualify for this award, students must receive a score of at least Intermediate Level 5 on all four parts of the exam, which assesses their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

In the writing section, students are required to compose three essays on three different topics, while the reading and listening sections include a series of multiple-choice questions. During the speaking portion, students must respond verbally to three prompts and record their answers using their Chromebooks. 

This prestigious distinction acknowledges students who demonstrate and possess an advanced level of academic proficiency in two or more languages, including English. This achievement sets them apart from a majority of high school graduates in the United States and positions them on the pathway to being global citizens. See the full list of students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy below. 

Front Row: (L-R) Shea Feller, Cora Reed, Hallie Winther, Emma Henderson, Maddie

Winther, Kiara Jesse, Abbey Church, Trinity Miller


2nd Row – Aaliya Greene, Abby Vorsten, Becca Beyer, Sydney Houston, Molly Bergstrom,

Alayna Westphal, Angel Lindell, Kearsten Faux, Shelby Bartleman, Jadyn Halupnick, Paige

Jewell, Alli Hurt, Ava Bergerson, Danyel Fahey


3rd Row – Ricky Melara, Nate Bergerson, Maddie Bond, Grace Smithey, Becca Perschall,

Kamryn Hilsabeck, Jack VandeKrol, Aidan Kelsick, Mason Stokes, Wyatt Jenkins, Ethan



Missing: Landon Doering, Liza Schaffer, Ashley Owen, Jacob Eagan, Megan Elliot, Kole


Congratulations to these students!