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2020-2021 Northside and Southside Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy Recognitions

Congratulations to the following Northside and Southside High School students who have received the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy recognition. This recognition is given to Arkansas highschoolers who have attained proficiency in English and one or more other languages. Students with this recognition can use their Seal of Biliteracy on college and job applications.

Adopted first by California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now recognized in 42 states and Washington D.C. Since the 2017 pilot year, in Arkansas, a total of 2,124 students from 62 high schools around the state have attained this certification across sixteen languages other than English (Arabic, Chinese, Filipino, French, German, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marshallese, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese).

The Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy is awarded each spring and fall to students in grades 9 through 12 and is sponsored by the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA) and the Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ARKTESOL). The Arkansas Department of Education officially endorsed the Seal in June 2018.

Learn more at ARbiliteracy.org

 

Southside High School Spring 2021

Spanish

Adolfo Hernandez

Andrea Ortega

Anthony Vo

Ashley Duran

Isabel Nuno

Bianca Perlera

Fabiola Velez

Jonathan Rosas

Juana Mora

Aleesha Imran

Arianna Hernández Donato

Ben Forsgren

Breana Violeta Excollen

Itzel Espinosa

Jonathan Hernandez

Jose Morales

Lessly Mora Valle

Miguel Morales

Polly Hoang

Rachel Nuñez

Sol Ramos

Yesenia Ocampo

Arabic

Boushra Raache

Leen Samman

Malak Ihmeidan

German

Dwayne Chek-Collins

Joy Chek Collins

Sarah Emmons

Vietnamese 

Huy Tran

Le Hoai Thuong Nguyen

Terry Nguyen

Thu Nguyen

Tú Nguyễn

Filipino 

Kirsten S. Benamira

French

Mahalya Ahmadou

Korean

Sydney Tran

Northside High School Spring 2021

Spanish

Alessandra Lopez Torres

Ashley García

Brianna Lopez

Crystal Landin

Esmeralda Adauto

Jaylinne Flores

Jesten Sierra

Karina Juarez Calvillo

Luis A Diaz

Marcela Martinez

Mayeli Rivas

Sandra Murcia

Stephanie Maldonado Lopez

Yamileth Viera-Lopez

Southside High School Fall 2020 

Spanish

Anna Anders

Paul Taracena

Northside High School Fall 2020

Spanish

Amy Aldaco

Luis Altamirano

Alexis Altamirano

Adrian Avila

Angie Bonilla Blanco

William Cervantes

Brenda Chavez

Kimberly Chavez

Lorrie Chavez

Salma Chirinos

Emily Cruz

Jaquelin De La Fuente

Brian Delgado

Steven Figueroa

Deliani Flores Mendoza

Eric Gallegos

Karla Garcia Sanchez

Alejandro Gomez

Jireh Gonzalez

Guiselle Gonzalez Sanchez

Dayanara Hernandez

Jasmine Ibarra

Cristian Iraburo

Diana Iturriaga

Andrew Klein

Yaire Lira

Ivania Lopez

Javier Luevano Torres

Ricardo Maciel Palma

Jonathan Maldonado

Yazareth Manjarrez

Josue Martinez

Lorena Martinez

Diana Mejia

Christopher Monterroza

Maria Pedraza

Perla Perales De Lara

Jaqueline Perez

Yesica Perez

Jonathan Picazo Medrano

Natalie Ramirez

Jaslyn Ramos

Rosa Recinos

Elizabeth Rivera

Sophie Rodriguez

Perla Romero

Leslie Santamaria

Kelvy Trinidad

Angelica Uribe

Amalia Vasquez

Laisha Zarate