Eight Cato-Meridian seniors successfully completed their final presentations to earn their Seal of Biliteracy. Students who earned a French Seal of Biliteracy were: Donovan Anderson, Hannah Janes, Micah Stavenhagen, Sydney Stevens, and Grace Stryker. Students who earned a Spanish Seal of Biliteracy were: Elizabeth Bloss, Grace Cady, and Joshua Hulsizer.
French teacher Katie Laing and Spanish teacher Sandra Casper commended the students on their outstanding work and dedication to earn their Seal.
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The intent of the NYSSB 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 world, classical and home language instruction in schools, and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.