Multilingual students recognized
by PI Staff
Dec 13, 2012 | 400 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Fourteen Patterson High School students received the Seal of Multilingual Proficiency from the Stanislaus County Office of Education, during the Patterson Joint Unified School District board meeting Monday, Dec. 10.

The students were recognized with certificates presented by Patterson Mayor Luis Molina, who is also president of the Stanislaus County Board of Education, and Veronica Miranda, assistant superintendent of educational services for Patterson Unified.

To earn the seal, each student prepared a “linguafolio” which consisted of five essays in English, was interviewed in English and a second language, and completed an impromptu writing exercise in the same second language — in this case, Spanish. A team of teachers graded the essays.

The seal will appear on the diploma of each qualifying student.

This is the third year Patterson High has participated honoring about 40 local students over that course of time. Teachers Mary Solorio-Brandt and Teresa Murillo helped the students with the process.

Seals were awarded to the following Patterson High students during the meeting Monday:

Osvaldo Barbosa

Alejandra Carrasco

Harvey Corral, Jr.

Janette Garibay Ruiz

Jose Guerrero

Nayeli Guerrero

Anabel Martinez

Yazmin Moreno

Samara Navarrete

Natalie Rios

Lorena Ruelas

Sergio Sotelo

Dalia Valdes

Nancy Vivero

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