LPS students honored for foreign language skills

Lincoln Public Schools


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools students were honored by the Nebraska Department of Education for their commitment to learning world languages.

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.

46 other language arts students were honored with the prized World Language Distinguished Scholar Award throughout Nebraska.

World Language Curriculum Specialist for Lincoln Public Schools Kate Damgaard said students’ skills in learning multiple languages will help them compete in an increasingly global economy.

“The mission of World Language Education in LPS is to prepare all learners to thrive in a multilingual and interconnected society through the development of communicative language skills, intercultural proficiency, and ability to reflect on diverse perspectives,” said Damgaard. “We are proud of the work the students have put into learning additional languages and reflecting the global community here in Lincoln.”


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