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First Students in LGHS History to Receive the NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Lake George Jr.-Sr. High School World Language Department is proud to announce that two students will be the first in the school’s history to receive the NYS Seal of Biliteracy on their high school diplomas when they graduate in June.

To receive the Seal of Biliteracy, the two seniors had to enroll in the highest level of French or Spanish offered at LGCSD. Over the course of the process, both students had to demonstrate their advanced level of comprehension of written and spoken texts, complete a 4-10 page paper on a topic of their choice, and present their work to a panel of fluent speakers. Following their presentation, each senior conducted a question/answer session in their second language.  

Please join us in congratulating Lynnaya Preuss (Spanish) and Gabriella Weidner (French) for demonstrating their fluency and ability to read and write proficiently in two languages! They both did an incredible job presenting to an audience of their parents, friends, teachers, and administrators, all while in front of a panel of world language teachers from other school districts.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award in recognition of students who have attained a high level of proficiency in one World language in addition to English by the time they graduate high school. The Seal of Biliteracy is an official stamp on a student’s high school diploma. It recognizes that the student is biliterate according to criteria set by NYS Education Department.