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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

Three CHS students earn seal of biliteracy


May 30, 2019

Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle

Seniors Ruby Quiroz-Ariza, Michelle Cantoran-ochoa and Joanna Pantoja stand next to Spanish teacher Kori Warner (second from left). The three students received the Seal of Biliteracy for proficiency in both Spanish and English, which will be placed on their diplomas when they graduate this June.

When Michelle Cantoran-ochoa, senior at Creswell High School, was first approached about the chance to receive a Seal of Biliteracy from her Spanish teacher, Kori Warner, she said she hadn't heard about schools doing this and didn't realize it was an opportunity for her.

Cantoran-ochoa, along with classmates Joanna Pantoja and Ruby Quiroz-Ariza, took a two-hour test focusing on the four areas of language comprehension and all received a certificate noting their proficiency in both English and Spanish.

"I wanted to do this to help me see where I'm at," Cantoran-ochoa said. "It was a great o...

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