Academics Building Recognition Ladue Horton Watkins High School Students

LHWHS Seniors Earn Seal of Biliteracy in Five Languages

Forty-four seniors in the Class of 2022 have been awarded the Seal of Biliteracy, acknowledging their proficiency in English and one or more other world languages by high school graduation.

The seal is a statement of accomplishment that helps signal evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen.

The Seal of Biliteracy was first established in California and awarded to students as a state-level recognition in 2012; Missouri first recognized students with the award in 2017.

The LHWHS students who have earned the seal this year include:

Note: * indicates that student has earned the Distinguished Seal of Biliteracy


  • Eden Tefera*

French – ACTFL (Assessment of Performance Toward Proficiency in Languages)

  • Laura Amore
  • Varsha Arun
  • Abbey Carrico
  • Grant Gorman
  • Ben King
  • Bronte King-Levine
  • Mika Kipnis
  • David Sachs
  • Danielle Zhang

AP German

  • Neel Weltken*

German – ACTFL

  • Alon Barzilay
  • Blake Bautista
  • Jake Goldman
  • Jackson Proper
  • Nevin Song
  • Anika Speicher

Japanese – ACTFL

  • Grant Gorman*

AP Spanish

  • Roshen Chatwal
  • Anna Cochran
  • Kyle Cox*
  • Nicole Gorrell*
  • Avinash Kamath*
  • Charlotte Madden*
  • Rhea Patney
  • Kanishk Shanmugan
  • Kaitlyn Silver
  • Ovira Srihari*
  • Ryan Tung*
  • Justin Zhang*
  • Thomas Zych

Spanish – ACTFL

  • Laura Amore*
  • Shelby Coates
  • Rachel Contreras-Molina*
  • Juana Derdoy*
  • Daniel Du
  • Eleny Flores
  • Cassandra Friess
  • Abigail Jansen
  • Ryan Kemppainen
  • Alexandra Maranto
  • William Maxwell
  • Ryan Silver*
  • Annie Pan
  • Christina Stoyanova
  • Julia Tullman