WEST ORANGE, NJ – Twenty-eight West Orange High School Students have been awarded the Seal of Bilteracy in Spanish, Italian or French. One student, Nunzio Castaldo, received a Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and Italian, receiving trilingual proficiency status.

In 2016, New Jersey became the 15th state in the nation to implement a legislated statewide Seal of Biliteracy. To receive the Seal of Biliteracy, students demonstrate that they are able to speak, read, listen and write in two or more languages at a high level of proficiency.

"They have demonstrated oral and literacy proficiency in English and at least one other language through standardized assessments," said West Orange School District World Languages Supervisor Felix Plata. "The students will receive letters notifying them of their accomplishment and have their achievement reflected on their official high school transcript.”

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A special recognition ceremony will be held at West Orange High School on June 12 in the Library Media Center beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Students were awarded as follows:

 

Student FIRST Name

Student LAST Name

Language 1 (Other Than English)

Language 2 (Other Than English, If Applicable)

Italo

Alcazar

Spanish

 

Alisson

Amador Ponce

Spanish

 

Scarleth

Arciniega

Italian

 

Adriana

Ayala

Spanish

 

Alejandra

Baltazar Rios

Spanish

 

Matthew

Camacho

Spanish

 

Nunzio

Castaldo

Spanish

Italian

Jonathan

Certuche

Spanish

 

Justin

Correa

Italian

 

Manuel

DePierola

Italian

 

Jhormary

Dominguez

Italian

 

Sinodas

Ghebrehiwet

Italian

 

Facundo

GomezBorba

Spanish

 

Morriel

Kasher

Spanish

 

Aliyah

Marquez

Spanish

 

Nagely

Medina Salazar

Spanish

 

Wendy

Monterrosa

Italian

 

Jeffry

Naranjo

Spanish

 

Shanon

Nieto Phillips

French

 

Proggya

Paromita

French

 

Alba

Paucar

Spanish

 

Ericka

Portillo Perlera

Spanish

 

Kevin

Rojas

Spanish

 

Andres

Ruiz Grijalva

Spanish

 

Alynna

Sanchez

Spanish

 

Katherine

Urgiles Humala

Spanish

 

Gabriel

Vela Vasquez

Spanish

 

Tahis

Vigo

Spanish