Along with academic excellence and community service, the applicant must demonstrate and exhibit excellence in the area of Foreign Language and/or Language Arts during his/her high school career.
Excellence in Foreign Language(s) is demonstrated by a proficiency in second-language skills through listening, speaking, reading, writing, and understanding sentence-length speech, and handling a limited number of spoken communicative tasks and situations. Applicant must also have knowledge of another culture in terms of contemporary life, the arts, geography, history, and literature. Applicants must also exhibit leadership in advancing multicultural awareness while using his/her Foreign Language(s) skills as demonstrated with awards and accolades highlighting achievement in the Foreign Language within the school and the community.
Excellence in Language Arts is demonstrated by an outstanding achievement or potential in the written and oral communication areas through the exhibition of written work, oral/audio/video presentations, debate team, and portfolios of writing, reading, or viewing which may incorporate the use of current technological tools. Applicants must also exhibit leadership in advancing the awareness of Language Arts as demonstrated with awards and accolades highlighting achievement in the subject matter within the school and the community.
*Please note: Those students who excel in the area of Speech & Debate should apply in the Foreign Language/Language Arts Category and NOT the Performing Arts/Visual Arts Category.