MCL Seal of Biliteracy, April 2019

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New Trier's Modern and Classical Languages Department is proud to award the Seal of Biliteracy to 67 students in the class of 2019! The Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted by the Illinois State Board of Education and given by New Trier High School in recognition and celebration of students who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English and one or more other languages. Students demonstrate their language proficiency by earning an English score of 21 or higher on the ACT or a score of 4.8 on the ACCESS exam. Students can show proficiency in another language earning a 4 or a 5 on the AP (Advanced Placement) language exam or by taking a state approved test, such as the AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages) exam, and earning an Intermediate High or Advanced score.

Learning another language prepares students to be citizens of the global community by developing an awareness and appreciation of other cultures. The process of learning to comprehend and communicate in another language develops insight into the nature of language as well as connections to other disciplines. The Seal of Biliteracy builds upon the rich linguistic and cultural assets of the district and community, providing students with the necessary skills to be successful in college, career, and life. The Modern and Classical Languages Department is honored to recognize the following qualified New Trier seniors who demonstrated proficiency in more than one language:

First Name Last Name Award
Alice Guo Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Morgan Hardin Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Qiao Huang Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Allison Liu Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Yujia Tian Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Bill Yen Seal of Biliteracy -Chinese
Ridah Salim Chhotoo Seal of Biliteracy - French
Stella Cook Seal of Biliteracy - French
Charles Coppieters 't Wallant Seal of Biliteracy - French
Sarah Ann Duck Seal of Biliteracy - French
Kathryn Kurt Seal of Biliteracy - French
Adrien Lana Seal of Biliteracy - French
Claudia Levens Seal of Biliteracy - French
Madeline Malueg Seal of Biliteracy - French
Abigail Baran Seal of Biliteracy - German
Liesel Dolce Seal of Biliteracy - German
Trevin Hernandez Seal of Biliteracy - German
Kathryn Kurt Seal of Biliteracy - German
Miriam Rovin Seal of Biliteracy - German
Katherine Simons Seal of Biliteracy - German
Florian Vining Seal of Biliteracy - German
Frederick Keady Seal of Biliteracy - Italian
Kylie Boyd Seal of Biliteracy - Latin
Isabel Cox Seal of Biliteracy - Latin
Alexa Kaplan Seal of Biliteracy - Latin
John Keenan Seal of Biliteracy - Latin
Zachary Melnick Seal of Biliteracy - Latin
Yaroslava Goldina Seal of Biliteracy - Russian
Benjamin Barrett Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Bennett Basil Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Lilia Bhote Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Andrea Blood Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Emilia Consalvi Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Valentina de la Torre Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Gabriel DeGrandis Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Ryan DeMar Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Allison Elli Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Alexandra Gjaja Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Valentin Goetze Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Alanna Goldstein Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Claire Gottreich Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Brianna Hickey Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Alexandra Hochschild Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Samuel Huertas-Erikson Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Richard Jo Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Stephanie Kacius Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Hyun Kim Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Dylan Kochman Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Andrew Kuhn Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Kathryn Kurt Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Katherine Lasonde Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Brandon Lee Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Madeline Malueg Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Emma McDermott Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Bailey Meyers Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Nicole Montenegro Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Oscar Mozolewski Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Laura Murphy Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Asher Noel Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Rumer Ochoa Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Taylor Oshana Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Anastasia Panomitros Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Hannah Richards Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Ella Schotz Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Grace Thomas Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Anahi Toolabian Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Eleanor Wefing Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Millie Winter Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Natalie Wolkoff Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Katherine Wyse Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish

Of special note are the two students who qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy in multiple languages:

Madeline Malueg Seal of Biliteracy - French Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish
Kathryn Kurt Seal of Biliteracy - French Seal of Biliteracy - Spanish Seal of Biliteracy - German

Students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy will have their achievement acknowledged on both their diploma and transcripts.

Seniors who qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy based on their AP exam in May 2019 will be awarded this honor in the fall

祝贺, Congratulations, Félicitations, Herzlichen Glückwunsch , טוב מזל , おめでとうございます, congratulationes , Поздравляем, Felicitaciones!