18 High School Students in Charles County Public Schools Earn the Seal of Biliteracy

Eighteen high school students in Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) have recently earned the State of Maryland Seal of Biliteracy. This recognition is given to students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages and can be used as a credential for academic and employment purposes.

Details of the Achievement

According to CCPS, the students who earned the Seal of Biliteracy demonstrated proficiency in languages such as Spanish, French, German, and Chinese. The students were recognized for their achievement at a recent Board of Education meeting.


The Seal of Biliteracy is a nationally recognized award that recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in two or more languages. The award is designed to promote and celebrate language learning and multiculturalism.

Benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy can be used as a credential for academic and employment purposes. Students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy can use it to demonstrate their language proficiency to potential employers or colleges. The award can also help students stand out in a competitive job market.

In addition to the benefits for students, the Seal of Biliteracy also benefits society as a whole. The award promotes language learning and multiculturalism, which are important for building a more diverse and inclusive society.

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Importance of Language Learning

Language learning is an important part of education, and speaking multiple languages can be a valuable asset in today’s globalized world. According to The Washington Post, employers highly value language skills and can lead to increased earnings and job opportunities.

The achievement of the 18 CCPS high school students in earning the Seal of Biliteracy is a testament to the importance of language learning and the benefits that it can provide.

Students who earned the credential are: • Katherine Claros Cruz, Maurice J. McDonough High School, Spanish. • Mathias Cifuentes Montenegro, McDonough, Spanish • Misha Patel, McDonough, Gujarati. • Hayelom Zeru, McDonough, Tigrinya. • Balvir Singh, McDonough, Eastern Punjabi. • Daniella Ghonda, North Point High School, French. • Roxana Gomez, North Point, Spanish. • Angie Martinez, St. Charles High School, Spanish. • Gabrielle Tsitsiwu, Thomas Stone High School, Spanish. • Milton Fuentes Bonilla, Stone, Spanish. • Riley Dunbar, Stone, Spanish. • Joel Menjvar Aquino, Stone, Spanish. • Lixy Leiva, Stone, Spanish. • Kiara Cruz Rodriguez, Stone, Spanish. • Ariel Molina Martinez, Stone, Spanish. • Marvin Reyes Saravia, Stone, Spanish. • Renee Ngari, Westlake High School, French. • Nayeli Lovo Guevara, Westlake, Spanish. 

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