The 2022 school year was a banner year for World Language students at the Pebble Beach Campus as a total of 48 students earned the nationally recognized Global Seal of Biliteracy.

During the Spring of 2022, Japanese, French and Spanish students took Avant Assessment’s standardized STAMP test which measures language proficiency across reading, writing, speaking, and listening domains.

Any student who scores 5 or above in each of the four domains on the STAMP test can apply to receive a Global Seal of Biliteracy. While a maximum score of 10 indicates “Superior” or essentially native-level proficiency, a 5 means the student successfully demonstrates at least “Intermediate Mid” proficiency according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Benchmarks.

See below for the list of all 48 students who earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy last year. Each student will receive a certificate with an official seal and all winners should be sure to include this achievement in college applications, resumes and even job applications.

“This is a huge achievement for these students,” says World Language Department Chair Brooke Higgins, “and a testament to both the talent level of our students and the hard work they put into communicating in another language.”

Japanese teacher Shinobu Nagashima adds, “I feel fortunate to have students who embrace the work of building proficiency. I hope that my students find joy in building proficiency in Japanese, want to learn about the culture, and want to continue their studies at college and beyond.”

“We should also celebrate the work of our teachers,” continues Mr. Higgins. “I am very proud of the work they have done to provide opportunities for their students to build their proficiency. There is much to celebrate with these accomplishments.”

Indeed, there is much to celebrate.

Students who have not picked up their certificates can contact Mr. Higgins (bhiggins@stevensonschool.org) directly.

Here are the 48 students who have officially earned their Global Seal of Biliteracy:

  • Mingrui M. ’22 | French
  • Alex G.C. ’23 | French
  • Ryan P. ’22 | Japanese
  • Wenxin F. ’22 | Japanese
  • Kai K. ’23 | Japanese
  • Yijing H. ’22 | Japanese
  • David B. ’23 | Spanish
  • Graz C. ’22 | Spanish
  • Daniela H. ’23 | Spanish
  • Rider M. ’23 | Spanish
  • Sofia B. ’23 | Spanish
  • Quinn K. ’23 | Spanish
  • Sergio R. ’24 | Spanish
  • John P. ’23 | Spanish
  • Teddy S. ’23 | Spanish
  • Sofia F. ’24 | Spanish
  • Jane G. ’23 | Spanish
  • Emily A. ’23 | Spanish
  • Sophia S. ’24 | Spanish
  • Yuanhao Z. ’23 | French
  • Samantha X. ’23 | Japanese
  • Joey Z. ’24 | Japanese
  • Alexia L. ’22 | Japanese
  • Alex C. ’24 | Japanese
  • Jia Feng H. ’23 | Japanese
  • Jonathan S. ’22 | Japanese
  • Jia Hai H. ’23 | Japanese
  • Ke Yu L. ’22 | Japanese
  • Nga Lau W. ’22 | Japanese
  • Sophia Y. ’24 | Japanese
  • Keoni C. ’22 | Japanese
  • Marlon W. ’24 | Spanish
  • Katie P. ’25 | Spanish
  • Jack B. ’24 | Spanish
  • Grace I. ’25 | Spanish
  • Alexander S. ’25 | Spanish
  • Nathan C. ’25 | Spanish
  • Anisa B. ’24 | Spanish
  • Julian B. ’25 | Spanish
  • Nicole I. ’25 | Spanish
  • Sabrina H. ’25 | Spanish
  • Abby Y. ’23 | Spanish
  • Grace C.T. ’22 | Spanish
  • Mia G. ’23 | Spanish
  • Jonathan Z. ’23 | Spanish
  • Judy Y. ’23 | Spanish
  • Jackson S. ’23 | Spanish
  • Alexandra N. ’23 | Spanish