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Nineteen HHHS Seniors Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Congratulations to the 19 Hen Hud seniors who received the New York State Seal of Biliteracy on Wednesday, May 18. To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, the seniors took an AP world language course, created a portfolio of their work, and gave a formal presentation in their respective world language and in English in front of a panel of teachers. Their presentations were based on an independent research project/cultural study that the students worked on all year long.

The NYSSB recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages. The goal is to encourage the study of languages, to identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, to provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission and placement, to prepare students with twenty-first century skills, to recognize the value of language instruction, and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. 

The following are the HHHS students who received the Seal of Biliteracy:

For the study of Italian: Audra Andre, Alison Artieda, Elena Baldo, Thomas Barry, Angela DiBitetto, Maria Martone, Jenna Perilli and Aidan Wong.

For the study of Spanish: Sabrina Antman, Sabrina Byrne, Kayla Campos, Katherine Freedman, Wilson Minchala, Josue Rivera, Francesca Tissoni,Yulissa Vallejo, Alexia Vera-Carneiro, Jonathon Wong and Isabella Zahl.

“The entire Seal of Biliteracy Committee at Hendrick Hudson High School is proud of the great accomplishments of all the Seal of Biliteracy candidates,” said HHS Italian teacher Antonietta Gliubizzi. “We would like to congratulate all 19 students who worked hard to receive this important award from New York State in recognition of their proficiency in their native language and the target language of their choice.”

“We are proud to see these students recognize the value of their academic success and the benefits of being multilingual,” said HHHS Spanish teacher Samantha McKay.

Seal of Biliteracy