EHS Students Earn Seal of Biliteracy

Eureka High School Students Earn 43 California State Seals of Biliteracy in 7 World Languages
Posted on 05/19/2023
May 19, 2023 - Eureka, CA - The Humboldt County Office of Education held its 11th Annual Seal of Biliteracy Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka. This year HCOE celebrated 113 students that earned the California Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy in one or more of 11 languages representing nine different high schools in Humboldt County.

Eureka City Schools is proud to announce that Eureka High School made quite the statement this year with its students earning 43 Seals of Biliteracy in seven World Languages.

These remarkable students were honored with an official certificate and a medal for achieving Biliteracy. Four students (below in bold) achieved multiliteracy and received their Seal in three languages including English. The students were accompanied by their families and dedicated staff from the EHS World Languages Department and EHS Counselors.

Every school year Eureka High School offers its students the opportunity to be assessed to receive their California Seal of Biliteracy. The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB), marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English.

EHS Counselor Sarah Cruz says, “The process allows for students to have their language skills verified to colleges and future employers. Many of these students have taken four years of a world language at Eureka High or speak their own heritage language in addition to English.”

Eureka High currently offers Spanish, German and Yurok. This year EHS students received Seals of Biliteracy in Spanish, German, Hmong, Vietnamese, Czech, Gujarati and Chinese Mandarin.

Join us in congratulating them! Their names and Seals of Biliteracy are listed below.

Eureka High School Students Honored with the CA Seal of Biliteracy

Bien Hou  - German/Mandarin
Kazhia Lee - Spanish/Hmong
Kishan Patel - Gujarati/Spanish
Amelia Staiano - Czech/Spanish

Spectre Hailey      
Amber Olson      
Gaige Shinn        

Bui Khanh Linh Nguyen  

Faith Abercrombie          
Aleyah Angel Lopez      
Christopher Barroso      
Olivia Biesecker
Wolfgang Bise  
Davis Boone      
Ava Colosi-Bennett        
Marco Cruz Hernandez  
Alma Cruz-Mojica      
Puletele Fonoti  
Joseph Gonzalez Fletes  
Anna Grimmett
Rebeka Hang    
Diego Hernandez-Gonzalez        
Jesus Hernandez              
Stasha Leonard  
Ashly Lopez        
Samantha Munguia-Gastelum    
Margaret Odell  
Sasha Ortiz Bazan            
Kimberli Pacheco          
Pretty Perez Finn          
Nelsy Ramirez Pacheco
Keenan Riggs Turpin    
Brian Rodriguez Barroso          
Destiny Rodriguez        
Valeria Ruiz        
Ean Savage        
Jordan Urban    
Juan Valdavinos
Isaac Young        


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