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Fourteen Wicomico Students Earn Maryland Seal of Biliteracy
Wicomico County Public Schools proudly announces the very first group of Wicomico students to earn the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy for their Maryland High School Diploma.
The Seal of Biliteracy is a state award that recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English and one or more other languages. Through assessments, students can earn the Seal of Biliteracy in either a language they have studied during school, or a language that is part of their family background. Wicomico students had the option to sit for the assessments this spring.
Students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy are able to show colleges and employers that they have the kind of broad, advanced language skills that are critically important to a global society and global economy. Language mastery strengthens cross-cultural communication, honoring the multiple languages and cultures in our communities, our country and our world.
Maryland Seal of Biliteracy, Class of 2019:
Zoe Michelle Bradshaw, Mardela High, French
Maria Luiza Guerra, James M. Bennett High, Portuguese
Sin Woo Lee, Wicomico High, Korean
Britney Mireles Lopez, James M. Bennett High, Spanish
Liyan Lu, Parkside High, Mandarin Simplified
Kinza Pervaiz, Parkside High, Spanish
Leisy Ramirez Adames, James M. Bennett High, Spanish
Jamie Herlande Saintphard, Wicomico High, Haitian Creole
Arlet Zepeda-Santos, Wicomico High, Spanish
This year was the first opportunity for Wicomico County high school students to qualify for the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. The following members of the Class of 2020 have already passed the Seal of Biliteracy assessments and will graduate with this honor next spring:
Sang Ho Baek, James M. Bennett High, Korean
Yeongju Lee, James M. Bennett High, Korean
Somie Shin, Parkside High, Korean
Vy Tran, James M. Bennett High, Vietnamese
Da Eun Yim, James M. Bennett High, Korean