26  Graduating Students Receive the New York State Seal of Biliteracy

North Shore High School awards 26 graduating seniors from the class of 2017 with the newly adopted New York State Seal of Biliteracy, a seal which is officially affixed to their diploma. These students have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in one or two languages in addition to English. Their strong work ethic, perseverance, and dedication in their study of English and World Languages is commendable. Our students leave us prepared for a world of multilingualism and multiculturalism.

This is the first year that the Seal of Biliteracy is being offered to students across New York State and North Shore High School is proud to be amongst one of the first school districts that recognize the importance of bilingualism in their students.

Congratulations to the first cohort of students on achieving this prestigious seal!

Linguistic achievement in English and Spanish:

Yosselin Ayala
Erika Beyer (not pictured)
Charlotte DeMartini
Brooke Demetri
Thomas Doran (not pictured)
Joseph Doyle (not pictured)
Zoe Eisenstein
Kathryn Feehan
Jagger Gillman
Melisa Gutierrez (not pictured)
William Laderer
Sarah Leventhal
Vasilios Livanos
Diana Miller
Dorian Pietraru
Alexandra Reiner
Justin Rivera
Cassandra Schatz
Katherinne Zavaleta

Linguistic achievement in English and Italian:
Nicholas Cristofari
Gena Vineis
Cameron Capello (not pictured)

Linguistic achievement in English and French:
Jacqueline Thoet
Jessica Weber (not pictured)

Linguistic achievement in English, French and Italian:
Malena George

Linguistic achievement in English, Italian and Mandarin:
Binghui Hu

Article and photos provided by Ms. Beth Boehm, North Shore School District World Language Department and ENL

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