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LHS Seniors Earn Seals of Biliteracy

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -

Seventy-seven Liverpool High School seniors havePhoto of the Seal of Biliteracy Medal. earned the Seal of Biliteracy, which recognizes the accomplishments of students who demonstrate mastery in more than one language. The students recently were honored during a special ceremony in the LHS cafeteria.

The LHS seniors represented 15 different languages and dialects. Among the recipients from Liverpool were eight students who demonstrated triliteracy - mastery of three languages. Earning seals (with languages/dialects in parentheses) were:

  • Hawraa Abbas: Arabic (Iraqi), English
  • Aaron Alejo: Spanish, English
  • Windsor Ardner: Spanish, English
  • Atheer Auribi: Spanish, English
  • Ashley Barrett: Mandarin, English
  • Hannah Baycura: Spanish, English
  • Jessica Bratt: French, English
  • Vivica Burdick: Spanish, English
  • Camryn Chaffee: Spanish, English
  • Alyssa Chassé: Spanish, English
  • Jake Ciccarelli: Spanish, English
  • Samantha Clark: Spanish, English
  • Lauren Clukey: Spanish, English
  • Ashley Culican: Spanish, English
  • Marcus D’Agostino: Spanish, English
  • Owen Dann: Spanish, English
  • Lexi Delmonico: Spanish, English
  • Mari DeTota: Spanish, English
  • Paul Dewan: Spanish, English
  • Hanna Dombroski: Spanish, English
  • Julia Dowling: Spanish, English
  • Dylan Eldred: Spanish, English
  • Michael Galeazza: Spanish, Italian, English
  • Julia Garlock: Spanish, English
  • Parbath Gautam: Nepali, English, French
  • Katleen González Legra: Spanish, English
  • Audra Grandy: Spanish, English
  • Taylor Griffin: Spanish, English
  • Delaney Guard: Spanish, English
  • Desiree Holz: Spanish, English
  • Nazrabi (Monica) Huq: Bangla, English
  • Abeer Husham: Arabic (Egyptian), English
  • Jersey Hutchins: Spanish, English
  • Sebastian Jesmore: Spanish, English
  • Arabella Johnson: Spanish, English
  • Maryam Kamel: Arabic (Egyptian), English, Spanish
  • Matthew Kane: Spanish, English
  • Michael Klein: Spanish, English
  • Evelyn LaManche: Spanish, English
  • Laila Mashayekhi: Spanish, English
  • Richard (Connor) McClain: Spanish, English
  • Gianna McManus: French, English
  • Llamily Medina Beltre: Spanish, English
  • Jillian Messer: Spanish, English
  • Jahara Montgomery: Spanish, English
  • Zoey Morris: French, English
  • Nathan Moyer: Spanish, English
  • Amina Muminovic: Bosnian, English
  • Reva Mussi: Spanish, English
  • Afan Mustafic: Bosnian, English, French
  • Gina Nguyen: Spanish, English
  • Cameron O’Connell: Spanish, English
  • Jasna Omerovic: Bosnian, English
  • Jingwen Ou: Chinese, English, French
  • Aaron Parry: Spanish, English
  • Beth Pearsall: French, English
  • Jenna Peyer: Spanish, English
  • Majda Rayah: Arabic, English
  • Nathan Reeves: Spanish, English
  • Jacob Rosys: French, English
  • Meghan Roth: Spanish, English
  • Olivia Russo: Spanish, English
  • Alex Ruston: Spanish, English
  • Dania Salah: Arabic (Iraqi/Jordanian), English, Spanish
  • Katie Sheerin: Spanish, English
  • Zora Spence: Spanish, English
  • Chloie Spraker: Spanish, English
  • Carly Summerson: Spanish, English
  • Stephanie Taskovski: Spanish, English
  • Colleen Tifft: Spanish, English
  • Lily Uy: Spanish, English
  • Enrique Valencia: Spanish, English
  • Nicole Welch: Latin, English
  • Reilly Wolf: Spanish, English
  • Hannah Wood: Spanish, English
  • William Yaman: Tagalog, Phillipino, English
  • Manal Zahran: Arabic (Palestinian), English, French

On April 2, students seeking the Seal of Biliteracy were asked to prepare an extensive project and give an oral presentation in front of a panel of judges at the Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES in Liverpool and on the campus of Onondaga Community College. The Seal of Biliteracy program, organized in Central New York by the Mid-State Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN), strives to highlight the value of diversity and world languages instruction in schools.

RBERN Coordinator Tanya Rosado-Barringer and World Language Resource Specialist Maria Fenton, who organized the April event, were on hand when the LHS students were presented with a blue-and-gold medal from the New York State Education Department. Students will wear the medal with their graduation robes and a special seal will be added to their diplomas.

In all, 174 students from 11 Central New York school districts participated in this year’s program.

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