PHS students honored for Spanish proficiency are: Roel Alfaro-Gallardo, Alexandro Berumen, Stephanie Berumen, Cynthia Cueva-Flores, Eduardo Delgadillo, Dulce Marisol Diaz, Rebecca Estrada, Juan Garcia, Samuel Gonzalez, Maricela Herrera-Morales, Guadalupe Mendoza, Christian Navarrete, William Ramirez, Omar Rangel, Jinely Reyes, Amado Rodriguez, Edgar Michael Rodriguez, Alexia Ivon Rodriguez-Ortiz, Jasmine Romero-Vargas, Ulises Rosas, Evelyn Silvas, Jonathan Miguel Tavares and Guadalupe Ventura.
The Instructional Support Services staff of SCOE introduced the award during the 2010-2011 school year and it is available to high school juniors and seniors. The award recognizes proficiency in English and at least one other world language. Since its inception four years ago, 313 students have received this honor. This is the first year that students will be recognized for being proficient in two languages (French and Spanish) in addition to English.
Students have to complete a rigorous process to demonstrate proficiency in languages. The scholars must submit a LinguaFolia, which is a structured portfolio, submitted by the student; students must be interviewed in English and other language(s); and the student must provide an on-demand writing sample in the target language.