Saugerties Students Achieve NYS Seal of Biliteracy

SAUGERTIES – The Saugerties Central School District is thrilled to announce that two outstanding students from the Class of 2023, Palak Patel and Titipat Hoypakwaen, have been awarded the prestigious NYS Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB). This esteemed recognition acknowledges their exceptional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in two or more languages.

The NYSSB serves as a testament to the significance of bilingualism in today’s society and highlights the value of diversity in a multicultural world. By achieving this distinction, Patel and Hoypakwaen have demonstrated their commitment to fostering intercultural understanding and communication.

This remarkable accomplishment will forever be commemorated on their high school transcripts and diplomas, showcasing their language proficiency to prospective colleges and future employers. The NYSSB distinction holds immense weight and is a true testament to their linguistic prowess.

In a special ceremony held on June 7, Patel and Hoypakwaen were presented with their well-deserved medallions, which they proudly wore during their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 23. Their dedication and hard work have set a commendable example for their peers and have contributed to the rich academic heritage of Saugerties High School.

Saugerties High School is proud to celebrate its third consecutive year of awarding the NYS Seal of Biliteracy, underscoring its commitment to promoting linguistic excellence and cultural diversity among its students.

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