Ritenour High School Students Earn Seal of Biliteracy
(top left to bottom right): Keyri Alcantar, America Calva, Maxine Bee, Maria Castillo Vega, Daniel Marcuti, Flor Quiroz Rivera, Galia Rendon Luviano and Guadelupe Rico.
Eight Ritenour High School students earned the Seal of Biliteracy during the 2021-2022 school year after becoming fluent in a language other than English and passing rigorous national exams. The exams test students on competency in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Students also must be proficient and meet state English language arts requirements.
This year, six students earned the Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish: Keyri Alcantar, senior, Maria Castillo Vega, senior; Galia Rendon Luviano, junior; Guadelupe Rico, senior; Flor Quiroz Rivera, freshman; America Calva, sophomore.
Additionally, seniors Maxine Bee and Daniel Marcuti earned this award for being biliterate in German.
“This is an impressive accomplishment for these students,” said Daniel Jones, German teacher and chair of the RHS World Languages Department. “The exams are very rigorous, and our students worked hard to show proficiency in these languages. Being biliterate is a skill that is in high demand in many careers, and this skill will serve them well after they graduate.”
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