Neatly 50 students at Ripon High were recognized at Monday’s Ripon Unified school board meeting for achieving California State Seal of Biliteracy honors.
In doing so, they attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.
According to Superintendent Ziggy Robeson, each student will receive the Seal of Biliteracy emblem on their diploma.
"It's a beautiful emblem," she said.
Those honored were Madison Berry, Mackenzie Jautaikis, Sanjana Sivakumar, Melany Martinez Mier, Siman Birring, Cynthia Marquez, Samantha Martinez Hernandez, Michael Daggett, Isabella Digiulio, Samantha Avila Waara, Kate Villegas, Kaleb Hinrichsen, Sarah Lyons, Carlos Tarango, Daisy Candido, Jennifer Lopez, Alondra Martinez, Ashley Espinoza, Jesus Charamonate.
Luis Rodriguez, Jacob Curless, Gabriel Herrera, Meredith Lundrigan, Kania Perez Leon, Kelly Nguyen, Sailor Rodgers, Andrea Fierro, Jordan Machado, Natalie Luna, Maia Di Scala, Alexis Brush, Sophia Medina, Kailey Tijero, Grace Brito, Sydney Thomason, Kylie Wolf, Jocelyn Baliel, Brooke Silva, Molly Burton, Alexandra Fereria, Antonio Cabello, Allison Pendleton, Otto Kellner, Daniella Ramirez, Gracie Jaime, Brianna Hernandez, Haiden Nussbaumer, and Kimara Perez.
Elementary school students were also recognized at their respective sites with the Pathway to Biliteracy. This will allow for many of these same students to later earn their state Seal of Biliteracy in high school.