21 students earn Seal of Biliteracy

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Twenty-one Lexington Two students qualified for the South Carolina Seal of Biliteracy, an award from the SC Department of Education that recognizes students who have attained proficiency in English and another language by graduation.

Students are recognized for their levels of mastery in testing, with gold being the highest. The Biliteracy Seal may appear on the student’s diploma or a separate certificate, and it may include a notation that appears on a graduating senior’s transcript.

Among the Lexington Two students recognized:


Estrella Moroyoqui-Salinas (Gold, Spanish)

Joana Gonzalez (Silver, Spanish)

Elizabeth Tenjhay (Silver, Spanish)

Angel Altamirano (Bronze, Spanish)


Joseph Buchmaier (Gold, Latin)

Esther Lam (Gold, Latin)

Maria Castaneda (Silver, Spanish)

Maria de Jesus Rubio Arteaga (Silver, Spanish)

Nicole Mouhteros (Silver, Spanish)

Joe Castles (Bronze, Latin)

Nathan Corley (Bronze, Latin)

Carly Craft (Bronze, Latin)

Yessy Gonzalez Abila (Bronze, Spanish)

Michael Hernandez (Bronze, Spanish)

Samantha Koenig (Bronze, Latin)

La’Tia Middleton (Bronze, Latin)

Jacob Mixon (Bronze, Latin)

Sharon Mukendi (Bronze, French)

Evelin Rodriguez (Bronze, Spanish)

Erica Santana (Bronze, Spanish)

Khai Truong (Bronze, Latin)

The majority of U.S. states and Washington D.C. have approved Seals of Biliteracy.  The seal supports the state’s emphasis on The Profile of the South Carolina Graduate, which underscores the need for world class knowledge, world class skills, and life and career characteristics that today’s graduates need for college and career success.