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:
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.