Molalla boasts first official biliterate students
Four students from Molalla High School's graduating class have become the first in the school's history to receive the Oregon Seal of Biliteracy.
Those students are Kiel David R. Martin, Yuleimi Maldonado, Jessica Salvador Lopez and Sang Xing.
"What a gift to themselves, their communities and the world," said Superintendent Tony Mann. "Having mastery of more than one language positions these MHS graduates to influence the world and the lives of those around them in tremendous ways."
To earn the seal, the district said students had to meet all graduation requirements, demonstrate proficiency in the English language by passing essential skills requirements and score intermediate high on a partner language exam in four domains: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
"Doing this required great effort on their part and the part of their families," Mann said. "We are tremendously proud of them and grateful to be able to call them MHS graduates."
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