Seal of Biliteracy

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Long Beach High School held its inaugural event honoring students who received the Seal of Biliteracy on June 6. This is the first year that the school offered this opportunity to students enrolled in French, Italian and Spanish, and 34 seniors earned the distinction for proficiency in their studied languages. 

According to the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, its intent is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with twenty-first century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.

The accomplishment reflects students’ success on exams and projects completed as part of their language classes. 

Congratulations to the following students: 

John Aebly
Amy Ajsivinac
Jamia Alegria
Alyscia Batista
Madison Bloom
Paige Carpenter
Joseph Carr
Nicole Celis
Nicole Codianni
Alexa Coffin
Dylan Edelman
Talia Fernandez
Madison Gusler
Emma Herbert
Jake Ignataw
Jaclyn Javakian
Joshua Kapilian
Isabel Kreutzberg
Sarah Lee
Harry Lee
Giovanni Mangiafreno
Marco Marin
Jeslie Marte
Emma McGovern
Sophia Munier
Jennifer Murphy
Jason Ocampo
Jonathan Orozco-Diaz
Erick Parga
Jarrod Pine
Emily Tejeda-Postigo
Dmytro Vremenko
Thomas Walsh
Brett Weiner