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Making History With the Seal of Biliteracy

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For the first time, two Ward Melville High School seniors – Victor Lançon and Steve Budnick – have earned the Seal of Biliteracy, an award presented by New York State in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages.

The New York State Seal of Biliteracy 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 award 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 21st 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.

The students were required to create a culminating portfolio project which revolved around a central theme of the student’s choosing. The students researched the theme using various resources, such as texts, podcasts, interviews and other digital sources, recorded in-person conversations and wrote reflections so as to develop the theme into a more specific, delineated thematic statement. The students presented it to the Three Village Central School District Seal of Biliteracy Committee.
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