South High School is proud to announce that its first candidates for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy completed the requirements for this recognition on Jan. 24. Ten students presented cultural comparisons to a panel of teachers, guidance counselors and administrators. The presentations were conducted entirely in Spanish and Italian.
The topics presented were reflective of the AP Spanish and Italian Language and Culture themes. They included Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, Science and Technology, and Person and Public Identities. Comparisons were made with Italy, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, and Costa Rica.
Students completed a number of requirements for this prestigious recognition. As students prepared for their presentations they met regularly with their advisor in order to discuss their research.
Later in the school year more candidates for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy will present their cultural comparisons to the panel. Teachers and administrators are very much looking forward to the work from their students.
According to the State Education Department, the New York State 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.