County awards Seal of Multiliteracy to students at Tahquitz, Hemet, and West Valley highs
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Twenty-seven students from Tahquitz, Hemet, and West Valley high schools were recognized by the Riverside County Office of Education (RCOE) last month and awarded the Seal of Multiliteracy for their proficiency in a second language. Hemet Unified students had a lot to be proud of this year; West Valley had its first student to receive the award, and Tahquitz had a student receive the award in two languages.
This prestigious award verifies that the student has a high level of proficiency in another language. The seal will appear on college transcripts informing all of this marketable skill. RCOE’s intent in recognizing this accomplishment is to encourage the learning of all languages, contribute to a better global understanding, and emphasize the value of knowing multiple languages.
The seal will appear on college transcripts informing all of this marketable skill.”
Students had to submit an intent-to-apply form, complete an application and a five-paragraph essay in English, then participate in an on-demand speaking and writing event in English and the target language (Spanish for Hemet Unified) in order to apply for this recognition. Students were then selected by a team from the county office.
Foreign language teachers at Hemet, Tahquitz, and West Valley helped prepare students for the on-demand event and develop their essays. Staff members said they were thrilled at the number of applicants this year and gratified to be able to support such large number of successful entries.