(August 5, 2019) The St. Joseph School District is pleased to announce 20 graduates earned state recognition for their proficiency in two or more languages.
The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.
Students who met the criteria for 2019 earned recognition for their proficiency in French, Spanish and Latin. The group includes students from Central High School.
Due to the rigor of the requirements, some Missouri universities give up to 12 hours of college credit for students who meet the assessment and sociocultural requirements.
Those who earned the seal will be invited to be recognized by the SJSD Board of Education later this year.
Missouri Distinguished Seal of Biliteracy
Anna Blachar, Spanish, Central
Fredis Flores, Spanish, Central
Braxton Hardy, French, Central
Ruby Jenco, French, Central
Jennifer Lochhead, Spanish, Central
Gabriela Mauricio, Spanish, Central
Samantha Serantes-Elkins, Spanish, Central
Missouri Seal of Biliteracy (Standard).
Lucas Anderson, Spanish, Central
William Burkert, Latin, Central
Alex Caudill, Spanish, Central
Madisen Curtin, Latin, Central
Corryn Darnell, French, Central
Emma Donaldson, French, Central
Valeria Jinez, French and Spanish, Central
Ruth Katchen, French, Central
Jessica Miller, Latin, Central
Sydnee Moye, Spanish, Central
Caleb Potter, French, Central
Madilyn Sprague, French, Central
Jaden Stanton, Spanish, Central