Students Awarded Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish and Latin

As CBA celebrates World Language Week, over 75 students were welcomed into the World Language Honor Society on Tuesday evening in Henderson Theater.

In addition to those added to the Honor Society, 31 students were awarded the Seal of Biliteracy, recognizing their excellent performance in world language. Five students obtained the Latin Seal of Biliteracy and 26 students were presented the Spanish Seal of Biliteracy.

“Congratulations to all of the young men who earned the Seal of Biliteracy, as well as those who were inducted into the various World Language Honor Societies,” Principal Ross Fales said. “I am continuously impressed with the work ethic of our young men and their ability to learn and speak multiple languages fluently. These skills, proven by the earning of this Seal of Biliteracy, not only facilitate an understanding of other cultures, but will serve them well in their future endeavors in this increasingly global world.”

As per the state of New Jersey, the Seal of Biliteracy is awarded by the CBA Principal and World Language Department Chair to graduating seniors who have completed the requirements for graduation from Christian Brothers Academy and who also meet all of the marks for above average proficiency in English and a second language.

The following students were awarded the Seal of Biliteracy:



Chancelor Osei Assiamah
John M. Boland
Neil McAlarney
Theo Mason Modla
Matthew Daniel Vaccaro


Ian Broderick
José Guadalupe Campa
Kevin Cisneros-Velásquez
Brian Francis Closkey
Anthony Coniglio
Brian Conway
Rafael Coppola
Joseph Escandon
Peter Ferraro

Jack Gill
Nicholas Glassman
Nicholas T. Hanlon
William Heidelberger
Alexander Harz Kobylowski
Nolan James Kostulias
Jason Leventhal
Evan Louis Mahns
Matthew Mojares

Quinn Nolan
Daniel Paolillo
Paul Retterer
John C. Santos III
Evan Wayne Smith
Bryan D. Soler
William Connor Walsh
Eric W. Wnorowski

CBA inducted four students into the French Honor Society, 10 students into the Latin Honor Society, and 66 students into the Spanish Honor Society. These students must have obtained a 92 overall average in their world language course, and maintained an 85 overall average in the remainder of their courses.

About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at