CHS Students Earn First Bilingual Seal

Corvallis High SchoolCORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s a big year for some Corvallis High School graduates. They’re the first class in the state to get a bilingual seal on their diplomas.

The Corvallis School District started a Spanish dual-immersion program when the group of seniors were in kindergarten.

Fourteen students in the program have taken all sorts of classes in both Spanish and English, including math and science. They say the program has done more than just made them better Spanish speakers.

“It definitely opens up your eyes to the world around you. And learning both languages has been pretty cool,” said CHS senior Eduardo Ramirez.

“It’s been amazing. I’ve learned so much through it and I’m really grateful I did it,” said CHS senior Lily Shellhammer.

There will be a celebration for the students at Garfield Elementary on Friday at 6 p.m, where the students started the program.

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