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Advisory: 2023 State Seal of Biliteracy Ceremony

SCOE to Recognize Competency in World Languages

SCOE Media Advisory

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 1, 2023


WHAT: 2023 State Seal of Biliteracy Ceremony

WHEN: Wednesday, May 3, 2023 (4:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Natomas High School Theater, 3301 Fong Ranch Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834

WHO: Nearly 1,800 seniors representing nine school districts and four charter programs

WHY: The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) will host its annual recognition ceremony for State Seal of Biliteracy recipients on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to seniors who have obtained proficiency in English competency and at least one other language by meeting specific oral and written criteria. Many have also demonstrated proficiency in multiple languages.

This year’s keynote speaker is Mariana Corona Sabeniano, Chief of Staff in the California State Senate and Sacramento County Board of Education Trustee. Her active involvement in various leadership roles to advance the Sacramento region has led her to recently be included by The Sacramento Bee in its inaugural list of Latino Changemakers. She was also named a “40 Under 40” recipient by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2020.

The recognition ceremony will be attended by school administrators, teachers, parents, and members of the community—all coming together to celebrate the outstanding students who have demonstrated proficiency in English, plus one or more world languages. The following districts and charter programs are represented this year: 

  • Center Joint Unified School District 
  • Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Folsom Cordova Unified School District
  • Galt Joint Union High School District
  • Natomas Charter School
  • Natomas Pacific Pathways Prep Charter
  • Natomas Unified School District
  • River Delta Unified School District
  • Sacramento City Unified School District
  • San Juan Unified School District
  • Visions In Education
  • Twin Rivers Unified School District
  • Futures High School