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District 156 students earn Biliteracy Recognition

District 156 is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 recipients of the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy and Commendation for the Seal of Biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy is a public recognition of graduating students that demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language in the domains of listening, reading, speaking, and writing. The State Commendation toward Biliteracy is a public recognition given to graduating students who have demonstrated significant progress toward achieving a high level of proficiency in English and at least one other language in the domains of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

This year the district proudly awarded thirteen seals and fifteen commendations to the graduating class of 2019.

Claudia Bandala, Naomi Barranco-Figueroa, Joshua Cordova-Lopez, Dharma Garcia-Gomez, Daisy Graciano, Mayra Hernandez-Luna, Salma Hernandez-Olivares, Cindy Huerta, Cameron Kadlubowski, Valentina Londono, Jasmine Martinez, Ishta Nabakka, and Sarai Perez earned a Seal of Biliteracy in English and Spanish.

Olivia Bronowicki and Patricia Wojcik earned Commendation toward Biliteracy in English and Polish.

Alexis DeWitt, Madalynn Kusch, Francisco Loyo-Ramirez, Adrian Magana, Oswvaldo Mendez-Montero, Nathaniel Murrin, Erika Roark, Daniel Tolan, Raeleen Trovela, Sophia Veloz, Evelin Viveros-Mendez, Juliana Zamarripa, and Olivia Zamorano earned Commendation toward Biliteracy in English and Spanish.

These students will have a gold seal affixed to their diplomas and notation on their transcripts as proof that they were awarded this honor. Each student will also wear a biliteracy recognition medal at graduation. Congratulations to all of our recipients. We are very proud of the hard work our students have done to strive for biliteracy, and we hope that this impressive accomplishment inspires all of our students to pursue education and usage of a second language.