Seniors from two local high schools were lauded for language proficiency during a ceremony in the board room at Madera Unified School District.
District administrators, educational services staff and parents of students from Madera High School and Madera South High School attended the first biliteracy ceremony on Wednesday.
Fourteen graduating students from Madera High and 13 from Madera South were recognized with the State Seal of Biliteracy medal and a seal will be affixed to their diplomas to symbolize the achievement.
The State Seal of Biliteracy was established by Assembly Bill 815 and became effective on Jan. 1. It recognizes high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English...