Twenty-six Long Beach High School seniors successfully completed all the requirements necessary to receive the Seal of Biliteracy from the Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages. They will receive seals and medallions for graduation to signify their proficiency in language studies.
This is the second year that the school offered this opportunity to students enrolled in French, Italian and Spanish. 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 Mussarrat Ahmed, Sage Bernstein, Mollie Borenstein, Kelly Brolley-Monahan, Anthony Cafaro, Olivia Caggiano, Jeremiah Cochran, Julia Cordova, Jenna DeBellis, Emily Espinoza Vega, Lizbeth Gomez-Rosales, Arjun Gupta, Sarah Halley, Kaitlyn Hartman, Sydney Hoffman, Rebecca Huhn, Julianne Jacobson, Hannah Lilly, Bryan Mizhirmbay, Amy Ramon, Jack Rand, Amanda Roman, Gabrielle Selter, Aidan White, Anna Xiao and Sunshine Zurita.