34 Wheatley Students Earn NYS Seal of Biliteracy!

Wheatley is proud to announce that 34 members of the Class of 2021 have been awarded the New York State Seal of Biliteracy! 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 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.

http://www.nysed.gov/world-languages/new-york-state-seal-biliteracy-nyssb

Students demonstrate the required level of proficiency for the Seal by completing and presenting a Culminating project, scholarly essay, or portfolio in the target language. Thanks to the leadership of Joan Anderson (who retired last year) and our dedicated World Language Faculty (Mrs. Martinez, Ms. Jacobson, Mr. Rivero, Mrs. Principe-Franco, Mr. Henley and Mrs. Vasselman), Wheatley has been a Seal of Biliteracy leader in New York State.

Congratulations to the thirty-four students who have earned this impressive recognition:

Chinese

  • Shijie Li

French

  • Manav Bansal
  • Anya Chabria
  • Sarah Hassan
  • Layla Jarrahy
  • Emma Leng

Italian

  • Jason Liu
  • James Marini
  • Eric Ness
  • Temitope Oshodi
  • Olivia Palmieri

Spanish

  • Ryan Bogan
  • Karen Chu
  • Nadav Cohen
  • Kaileigh Fiorillo
  • Paula Gbenebitse
  • Saad Haroon
  • Aarushi Jain
  • Pukhraj Kaur
  • Cesia Lemus-Cabrera
  • Alexandra Levine
  • Victor Li
  • Emma Melnikov
  • Anika Mittle
  • Laken Pomerantz
  • Avinash Reddy
  • Samar Saleem
  • Dalia Savy
  • Natalie Scudero
  • Andrew Thaler
  • Steve Valles Quiroz
  • Ariel Rokhsar
  • Jasmine Singh
  • Elizabeth Yuen

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