OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — A Wiregrass school district is the first in the state to have students recognized for biliteracy.

Five Carroll seniors who recently graduated earned the Alabama Seal of Biliteracy and Global Seal of Biliteracy.

The Seal of Biliteracy is given to students who attain a high level of proficiency prior to graduation in speaking, reading, and writing a language — foreign or sign- in conjunction with speaking English.

The seal was adopted by the state last year.

Ozark City School employees say they are proud of these students being the first but are hoping many more will earn this achievement in the future.