Languages spoken at Leadership

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Step into a single classroom in Leadership and Public Service High and find yourself surrounded by classmates from all parts of the world. 

Contributing writer and 10th grader, Isabella Santillan, had previously interviewed classmates to gather information about the ethnicities represented in a single classroom.  Twelve ethnicities were found in a single class.  Students shared their connections to Jamaica,Ghana, Mexico,China ,Guyana, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Brazil, Belize, Senegal, Puerto Rico, and Ecuador. This knowledge inspired learning about what languages are spoken in Leadership.

Further research in the form of a brief student survey conducted over three days revealed that approximately 65% of 54 students who responded speak two languages, including English.   Nearly 20% speak more than two languages, including English. 

The vast majority speak Spanish, the second most spoken language in the world.