York Community High School

- State Seal of Biliteracy

 

2017-18 Test Dates
September 13th, 2017
January 17th, 2018

Visit the World Languages Department web page for further testing information


Congratulations to York's 2017 Recipients!

State Seal of Biliteracy


Carla

Abreu

 

Spanish

Samiyya

Ahmed

 

Spanish

Isaac

Arreola

 

Spanish

Winona

Asher

 

French

Amanda

Bardhoshi

 

Spanish

Bridget

Berger

 

Spanish

Megan

Boyle

 

French

John

Carey

 

Spanish

Yizcel

Carrera

 

Spanish

Luis

Chavez

 

Spanish

Tim

Chen

 

Chinese

Joelle

Chiu

 

French

Savanna

Clements

 

Spanish

Jessica

Cwik

 

Spanish

Hanna

Czeladko

 

French

Rio

Diaz

 

Spanish

Samantha

Flesch

 

French

Alyssa

Garelli

 

Spanish

Juliana

Gecsey

 

Spanish

Kasey

Gelsomino

 

Spanish

Sabin

Gianelloni

 

French

Louis

Gianneschi

 

Spanish

Simran

Gogana

 

Spanish

Monica

Gonzalez Guzman

Spanish

Monica

Gonzalez Guzman

Italian

Claire

Gornick

 

Spanish

Leah

Gregory

 

French

Abigail

Gundrum

 

Spanish

Rebecca

Hammond

 

Spanish

Jason

Juarez

 

Spanish

Emily

Landreth

 

Spanish

Raymond

Lesus

 

Spanish

Sarah

Lewand

 

Spanish

Erina

Maranda

 

Spanish

Alex

Marlott

 

French

Kimberly

Martinez

 

Spanish

Ashley

Mastronuzzi

 

Spanish

Maggie

McDonough

 

Spanish

Noah

Neidigh

 

Spanish

Kamil

Nocon

 

Spanish

Emmett

O'Brien

 

Spanish

Amelia

O'Halloran

 

Spanish

Ailie

Orzak

 

Spanish

Gabriela

Palomino

 

Spanish

Kristie

Paus

 

Spanish

Maria

Perez

 

Spanish

Grace

Que

 

Chinese

Edith

Reynaga

 

Spanish

Amy

Rogala

 

Spanish

Amy

Rogala

 

Polish

Mateo

Sanchez

 

Spanish

Colin

Sandstrom

 

Spanish

Kyle

Saurbier

 

Spanish

Amanda

Shafer

 

French

Iqra

Shaikh

 

Spanish

Maja

Shaw

 

Spanish

Matt

Shiley

 

Spanish

Amalia

Siavelis

 

Spanish

Amalia

Siavelis

 

Greek

Erin

Strauss

 

French

Sehe

Tinfang

 

Spanish

Kylie

Travers

 

French

Gabriela

Uribe

 

French

Asiye

Uzun

 

Spanish

Asiye

Uzun

 

Turkish

Whitney

Wood

 

Spanish

Brianna

Zientara

 

Spanish

 

State Commendation Toward Biliteracy


Irin

Abraham

French

Daniel

Aguilar

Spanish

Samiyya

Ahmed

Urdu

Peter

Barabolak

French

Gillian

Berg

Spanish

Sydney

Bonthron

French

Hannah

Borrows

Spanish

Theodore

Boskov

Spanish

Alaina

Bottens

French

Amy

Bowles

French

Kevin

Brownlie

Spanish

Angelo

Buscaglia

Italian

Camille

Butler

French

Mikayla

Castora

Italian

John

Chlystek

Spanish

Amy

Choi

Spanish

Ellen

Cockrell

French

Olivia

Condon

Italian

David

Cooke

French

Jonathan

Corona

Spanish

Lessly

Diego

Spanish

Matthew

Dillon

Spanish

Julia

Doherty

Spanish

Charline

Dose

Italian

Jenna

Dvorak

Spanish

John

Fetscher

Spanish

Angelica

Flores

Spanish

Elizabeth

Foot

Spanish

Grace

Foster

Italian

Jose

Galeana

Spanish

Ben

Greenfield

Spanish

Christian

Guerrero

Spanish

Jose

Guzman

Spanish

Adam

Hassler

Spanish

Alexandra

Hennessy

French

Glory

Jacquat

Spanish

Sam

Jodan-Wood

Chinese

Andrew

Kelley

Chinese

Natalie

Kosanovich

French

Kara

Larsen

Chinese

Ella

Lee

Italian

Gabe

Lewis

Spanish

Tom

Manning

Spanish

Anthony

Martin

Italian

Patricia

Mata

Spanish

Nicole

Mathew

Spanish

Mary

Mayfield

Italian

Grace

Mazzaco

Chinese

Julia

McColl

French

Mark

McGovern

Spanish

Megan

McGreal

French

Meaghan

McIntyre

French

Emily

Mendiola

French

Taylor

Millette

Spanish

Christine

Millins

French

Stephanie

Monaco

Spanish

Maria

Muehleis

French

Amelia

O'Halloran

Chinese

Caitlin

Ostojic

Spanish

Joie

Pecoraro

Spanish

Edward

Pedote

Spanish

Camille

Peterson

Spanish

Judie

Prophete

French

Kevin

Rachwalski

Italian

Nathan

Rago

Chinese

Maria

Rantis

French

Jack

Redick

Spanish

Natalie

Rohman

Spanish

Ethan

Ross

French

Eric

Rzeszutko

Italian

Jaclyn

Saco

Spanish

Lorena

Sadiku

Spanish

Genevieve

Saia

Italian

Rayanne

Shockey

Spanish

Meghan

Sly

French

Barrett

Sullivan

Spanish

Ella

Summer

French

Lauren

Sussman

French

Alexander

Swintek

Spanish

Morgan

Taylor

French

Gabe

Van Ryn

Spanish

Gavin

Vandenberg

French

Mia

Varzino

Spanish

Alex

Vujovic

Spanish

Flanagan

Waldherr

Chinese

Isabella

Raimondi

Italian

David

Waite

Chinese

 

 

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district,
county office of education or state in recognition of students who have studied and
attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.

 

To be awarded this distinction, students met standards in English on an approved standardized test (in the past at York, this has been the Prairie State Achievement Exam (PSAE), the ACT and soon the SAT), as well as demonstrating​ that they had developed a proficiency level of "Intermediate High" or "Advanced" in all four domains in the target language - (interpersonal speaking, presentational writing, interpretive listening and reading).​  Students demonstrated proficiency on the A​CTFL's Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL​)​ exam.


 
Some Sophomores & Juniors achieved the scores needed for the Seal of Biliteracy but cannot receive the actual seal until they are Seniors.
 
The Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a gold seal that appears on the transcript and diploma of the graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions. It is the first distinction in Illinois to be awarded in such a prominent way.
 
In addition earning the Seal, some students may earn the State Commendation Toward Biliteracy. These are students who meet standards in English, and score "Intermediate Low" or above in all four domains on the AAPPL test.