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LPS students awarded for language proficiency

LINCOLN, Neb. (Nebraska) — Lincoln Public Schools students have been recognized by the Nebraska Department of Education for their efforts in learning the languages ​​of the world.

The awards went to Danielle Sams and Hayden Nagel of Lincoln North Star High School for Chinese language. Feryal Akpo-Idissou of Northwest High School took home the award for French.

An additional 46 language arts students have been honored with the prestigious World Language Distinguished Scholar Award throughout Nebraska.

Kate Damgaard, global language curriculum specialist for Lincoln Public Schools, said students’ skills in learning multiple languages ​​will help them compete in an increasingly global economy.

“The mission of World Language Education at LPS is to prepare all students to thrive in a multilingual and interconnected society through the development of communicative language skills, intercultural competence and the ability to reflect on different perspectives,” said Damgaard. “We are proud of the work students are doing in learning other languages ​​and reflecting the global community here in Lincoln.”

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