canada africa partner reservation Princeton High School students receive the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy – Shaw Local award

Princeton High School students receive the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy – Shaw Local award

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Princeton High School's Spanish IV and German IV students, taught by Kelsey Sarver and Candice Fetzer, were recognized through the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy program.  They are Caitlin Meyer, Anisha Patel, Yasmin Bracamontes, Ellie Welte, Brennan Roden (center) Kelsey Sarver, Evan Driscoll, Jacob Knickerbocker, Kylen Lewis, Olivia Giaquinto, Kelsea Mongan, Emily Smith, Candice Fetzer, (back) Morgan Bartkiewicz, Kambri Fisher, Morgan Richards, Caleb Novak, Chrissy Sierrens, Bennett Williams and Tyson Phillips.

Princeton High School’s Spanish IV and German IV students, taught by Kelsey Sarver and Candice Fetzer, had the opportunity to take the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy test in March.

The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language. When a student receives this honor, they will receive a special seal on their diploma and transcript and can actually earn credit toward foreign language requirements. Using the same test, students have the additional opportunity to receive the Global Seal of Biliteracy, which is a resume-worthy opportunity to be recognized worldwide for their bilingual and literate skills.

This year, one student, Yasmin Bracamontes, received both the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and the Global Seal of Biliteracy.

Another honor that can come from the same test is the opportunity to earn the State Commendation towards Biliteracy. This is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have made significant progress toward achieving a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in another language. Thirteen thirteen Spanish students and four German students received this honor this year.