• Seal of Biliteracy

    LTHS World Languages Department is pleased to offer the opportunity to achieve the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. The Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy provides recognition to high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, listening, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. In order for students to be considered candidates for the Seal of Biliteracy, they must meet the established criteria for the award. Once the criteria have been met, students will receive the Seal of Biliteracy on their transcript and on their high school diploma.

    Congratulations to the 2021 State Seal of Biliteracy Recipients:
    Polish / Polski
    Angela Bylina
    Krystian Chlebek 
    Malgorzata Gasienica-Bednarz
    William Maka
    Izabella Pikul
    Matthew Sevik
    Diana Walkosz
    Julia Zajaczkowski
    Spanish / Español
    Aleksa Culafic
    Brian Eide
    Caitlyn Gaffney
    Deni Gonzalez
    Diego Gonzalez-Solsona
    Erick Lopez
    Beatriz Mendoza
    Patricia Ornelas
    Jake Ruff
    Brianna Zukowski
    State Commendation Toward Seal of Biliteracy
    Natalie Carroll
    Brennan Denler
    Max Peckman
    Japanese / 日本語
    Brian Eide
    Spanish / Español
    Aidan Callahan
    Marco Marra
    Miracle McClendon
    Mia Moore
    Jordan Pagano
    Delaney Pavlik
    Canon Russell
    Isabel Unzueta
    Diana Walkosz
    This is an excellent award to have on one's transcript, as not only colleges look for biliteracy skills, but also future jobs as we continue to move towards a global society. Being biliterate is a necessary skill for many jobs! Biliteracy can also help with daily life encounters and travels!
    For specific questions and/or more information, please contact Anne Lee, Department Chair of World Languages and Cultures. 

    Additional resource for Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy.