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32 Osseo Area Schools students earn multilingual achievement awards

This year, 32 high school students from Osseo Area Schools earned state bilingual and multilingual seals or achievement awards, showcasing their aptitude in French, Hmong and/or Spanish. Scholars from all three comprehensive high schools in the district earned honors by demonstrating exceptional listening, speaking, reading and writing language skills on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ assessment last spring.

In total, 11 students from the district received a Proficiency Certificate; 14 students received a Gold Seal; and seven students received a Platinum Seal. Depending on how the students scored on the assessment, they earned two, three or four semester credits at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, which helps them save on post-secondary tuition costs. Learn more about the award levels.

The state bilingual and multilingual awards were established in Minnesota in 2014 to recognize students for their language skills. Kudos to these District 279 scholars for persevering and achieving their dreams (even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic)!

French Platinum Seal

  • Bai Ousman Jassy, Park Center Senior High

Hmong Proficiency Certificate

  • Jailias Lee, Park Center Senior High
  • Terry Yee Chang, Park Center Senior High
  • Emily Thao, Park Center Senior High
  • Jason Chiment Vue, Park Center Senior High
  • Dee Vang, Park Center Senior High
  • Mychoua Xiong, Park Center Senior High
  • Nkao Yang, Park Center Senior High
  • Jamie P. Yang, Park Center Senior High
  • Deja Moua, Park Center Senior High
  • O'Nell Moua, Park Center Senior High
  • Txeng Y. Moua, Park Center Senior High

Hmong Gold Seal

  • Blia Yang, Osseo Senior High
  • Houa Yang, Osseo Senior High
  • Elijah Pha, Osseo Senior High
  • Cecilia A. Lee, Park Center Senior High
  • Gaochiashe Lee, Park Center Senior High
  • Nkaujlimaj Xiong, Park Center Senior High
  • Pa Zong Yang, Park Center Senior High

Hmong Platinum Seal

  • YangPao Vang, Park Center Senior High
  • Chayeng Yang, Park Center Senior High
  • Chasitie K. Vang, Park Center Senior High
  • Pang Cha Yang, Park Center Senior High

Spanish Gold Seal

  • Lily Chabica, Maple Grove Senior High
  • Emma Gaddis, Maple Grove Senior High
  • Katie Fongvongsa, Osseo Senior High
  • Jeremiah Groff, Osseo Senior High
  • Hannah Dyalsingh, Park Center Senior High
  • Jordan Gomez Rodriguez, Park Center Senior High
  • Jocelyn Montes Lazarin, Park Center Senior High

Spanish Platinum Seal

  • Tyler Madsen, Park Center Senior High
  • Soulai Vang, Park Center Senior High