Central, Centennial high grads earn biliteracy honors
Thirty-nine students from Central and Centennial high schools earned statewide recognition for their biliteracy achievements on standardized tests before graduating this year, according to Champaign Community Unit School District 4.
Students who take advanced placement (AP) exams in foreign languages are eligible for two awards: the State Seal of Biliteracy, which requires an AP score of 4 or better and an ACT of 21 or better, and the State Commendation Toward Biliteracy, which requires an AP score of 3 or better. Seventeen seniors from Central and Centennial high schools earned the State Seal of Biliteracy, and 22 seniors eared the State Commendation Toward Biliteracy, with most students studying French or Spanish.
Central High School graduates to earn the seal were Madeleine Atkinson, Evan Bossenbroek, Kiara Del Carpio,Nidhi Dholaria, Alondra Dorado, Mariah Guyot, Vaishnavi Naidu, Taya Westfield, Cecilia Wilson, Clara Duarte, Ricardo Mendoza and Gustavo Soares. Centennial High School graduates who earned the honor were Jane Liao, Jared Matheny, Felicite Mufuta, Bailee Bui and Meghana Mathekepalli.
Central High School commendation winners were Nicole Barnes, Olivia Dodds, Pedro Gutierrez, Erin Henderson,Hope Lldwellyn, Courtney Plattner, Andrew Prom, Sophia Reynen and Marshall Thompson. Centennial High School honorees were Enddy Almonord, Yaret Campuzano, James Haken, Charles Tang, Jacques Malembe, Sienna Stolte, Alexandra Trauth, Margaret Akinleye, Andrea Cooper, Jasmine Domingo, Cristian Gonzalez, Alliyah Pirtle and Jessica Moore.