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Twenty-Nine Members of the Class of 2021 Earn Ohio Seal of Biliteracy

August 13, 2021—Congratulations to the 29 members of the Class of 2021 who earned the prestigious Ohio Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy in one or more of seven languages including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Latin and Spanish. The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating seniors who can demonstrate high levels of proficiency in English and at least one other modern world language, classical language, American Sign Language or Native American language. 


This year, four members of the Class of 2021 earned seals in more than one language. These students are: 

  • Annika Jankowsky—French and German

  • Margaret Bennett—French and Latin

  • Samuel Schmidt—Latin and Spanish

  • David Szoke—German and Spanish

Such high levels of language proficiency are accomplished through the District’s well-aligned Language Acquisition curriculum for students in Grades 6-12 and the hard work of the program’s 24 language teachers.


Congratulations to all of the following members of the Class of 2021 who earned the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy:



  • Jasmine Collier


  • Christopher Koch

  • Clovis Westlund

  • Annika Ferguson

  • Madeline Price



  • Melina Ioannou

  • Naomi Reizes


  • Max Carroll

  • Adriane Lawes 

  • Owen Lockwood 

  • Alona Miller 



  • Mike Bond

  • Mia Callahan

  • Isaac Van Orman

  • Esti Goldstein

  • Nathan Reymann

  • Sage Thornton-Taylor

  • Isaiah Gundani

  • Emma Jevack

  • Hanna Moore

  • Athena Vadnal

  • Olivia Warren

  • Grace Geier

  • Mathew Kirchner

  • Ashley Fowler

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