Davenport Community School District is excited to announce that last month, we had FIVE students from our schools earn the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy. This is a prestigious award.
Students who earned the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English by high school graduation.
Students who earned the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy in Spanish included: Esmeralda Alvarez, Giezi Flores Mendoza, Yuliana Marceleno, and Omar Velazquez Solis. Quy Le earned the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy in Vietnamese.
So why is this award important? Because being able to know and use more than one language is a critical skill for the 21st century. Those who earn the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy are more prepared in the labor market and the global society. The Iowa Seal of Bilitercy provides employers, universities, and grant/school scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of bilitercy. This award also recognizes the value of language diversity and cultural identity.
As a school district, we are proud to have had FIVE students receive the Iowa Seal of Bilitercy, this year. Our district serves to create a customized learning environment for all students, and we are so proud of these FIVE students for receiving this prestigious award.