White Settlement ISD recognized 24 Brewer High School seniors with the Seal of Biliteracy Award on April 23. The award recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The seal appears on the high school transcript or diploma of the graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and college admission.
Students who earned the award were: Karely Castillo Medina, Elvira Cortés-Torres, Angel Domínguez, Jesse Escamilla, Arnold Esparza, Zugelly Espinosa, Deborah González, Brandon Gutiérrez, Natali Hernández-Chávez, Nathalie Herrera, Melissa Infante, Alison Mancera, Itzel Melesio, Norma Montelongo, Karen Navarro, Luis Pavón, Yulisa Pimienta, Alexis Ramírez, Katihe Rascón, Isaac Salgado, Ashley Solís, Lautaro Soria Peña, Yernis Valenzuela and Jacqueline Valverde.
Students who receive the award must: pass the Texas state assessment in English Language Arts (EOC English 1 and 2) at a proficient level or above; pass a foreign language Advanced Placement (AP) test with a score of 3 or higher; and if the primary language of the student is other than English, they must attain the advanced high proficiency level on the Texas English Language Proficiency Assessment System (TELPAS).
Former State Representative Robert R. Alonzo of Dallas District 104, who authored the bill that became Texas State Seal of Biliteracy was the keynote speaker.