49 EHS Students Earn Seal of Biliteracy

49 Eureka High School Students Earn the California State Seal of Biliteracy - Honored by HCOE
Posted on 05/17/2024

May 17, 2024 - Eureka, CA - Eureka City Schools (ECS) is proud to announce that 49 Eureka High School (EHS) students recently earned the California Department of Education’s State Seal of Biliteracy. This prestigious accolade, marked by a gold seal on the student’s diploma or transcript, acknowledges high school graduates who have reached a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing two or more languages.

EHS Students Honored for Earning Seal of Biliteracy

These outstanding students were honored among 150 students from 10 local high schools at the Humboldt County Office of Education’s (HCOE) 12th Annual Seal of Biliteracy Awards Ceremony. The event was held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Sequoia Conference Center in Eureka and each student received an official certificate and medal for their achievement in biliteracy. One exceptional EHS student, Duachung Lee, even achieved triliteracy by being proficient in three languages, Spanish, Hmong, and English. The students celebrated with their families and dedicated EHS counselors and educators from the EHS World Languages Department.

Every school year, EHS offers its students the opportunity to be assessed for the California Seal of Biliteracy. EHS Guidance Technician Sophie Stringer organized this year’s process.

She says, "Being biliterate is an invaluable skill that these students will be able to use for the rest of their lives. I would like to commend our students for working so hard to learn multiple languages and going through the process of earning the Seal of Biliteracy.  And of course, I would like to give a big thank you to the Language Department and the students' families for teaching and supporting these students throughout their journeys of becoming biliterate."

Eureka High currently offers Spanish, German, and Yurok. This year EHS students who are native English speakers received seals of biliteracy in Spanish, German, Hmong, and Tagalog. Those who earned a seal in English speak a different native language.

Join us in congratulating them! Their names and Seals of Biliteracy are listed below.

Eureka High School Students Honored with the CA State Seal of Biliteracy


Lee, Duachung


Everta, Tori    

Li, Jenny

Rusyn, Caleb Stephen


Andersen, Danielle

Ashby, Sequoia

Barry, Megan

Beers, Finn

Behler, Sutton

Beltran Higuera, Ashley

Caro Montoya, Emmanuel

Carrion Hernandez, Alejandra

Cervantes Ramirez, Bryan

Costanzo, Nicolo

Esparza, Erick

Esteves, Uriel

Felix-Morales, Cutberto

Fregoso DeAnda, Maria

Hales, Maia

Hernandez, Araceli

Howton, Aeryonna

Huddleston, Jenica

Kijsriopas, Whilder

Ladika, Elias

Lopez Cortes, Jorge

Lyssand, Solveig

Marchi, Payton

Martinez-Toribio, Angel

Moreno-Ramirez, Kimberlyn

Morris, Joseph

Navarro Montes, Maria

Orozco Estevez, Jonathan

Paoli, Tomas

Perez Garcia, Fernando

Reyes Vasquez, Leslie

Roland, Reese

Ruiz Gomez, Jennifer

Sorensen, Miles

Sweet, Samantha

Velazco-Quiroz, Andrea

Wilson, Christy

Tagalog (Austronesian)

Jao, Jeanna


Holubiev, Ivan

Shetelia, Kristina

English (Exchange Student)

Chen, Henry    

Damci, Seha

Ricca, Victoria

Suzuki, Kenji

Viteri, Juan

Photo from HCOE.


Press Contact:

Sierra Speer Dillon

Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Eureka City Schools

[email protected]


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