Biliterate With an Edge

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The Carle Place Board of Education recently honored nine Carle Place Middle/High School seniors who will be graduating with the New York State Seal of Biliteracy this year. 

Established just a few years ago, the Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. It was created to encourage the study of languages, identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission, prepare students with 21st-century skills, recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools, and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.

Congratulations to the following Carle Place seniors who will be graduating with the New York State Seal of Biliteracy in 2019: 

Gabriella Baratta
Michael Boccuzzi
Leah Burden
Tyler Greenberg
Gianna Marasco
Giana McKeough
Angie Portilla
Daniela Posillico
Julia Winer

Chairperson for Social Studies and World Languages Leslie Rubenstein was also on hand to congratulate the students alongside Principal Thomas DePaola. Ms. Rubenstein pointed out the advantages of being proficient in more than one language, including having a competitive edge in the employment market as well as increased opportunities for higher education.