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32 District 99 students earn National German Exam Recognition

District 99 students took the optional National German Exam in late 2019 and earned recognition for their performance. Fifteen students from North High and 17 students from South High earned awards based on their level in class (see lists below).

North High German Test Winners

German Level 2 Gold: William Bennion and Joseph Kapsch

German Level 2 Silver: Nicholas O'Shea

German Level 2 Bronze: Jake Rohde, Maeve Miller, Karan Shetty

German Level 2 Achievement: Amanda Tatge, Kevin Palczynski, Christina Godar, Anna Kadlec

German Level 3 Gold: William Knudsen

German Level 3 Bronze: Owen Nystrom and Jillian Anthony

German Level 4 Bronze: Derek Ferraro

German Level 4 Achievement: Lily Buehler

South High German Test Winners

German Level 2 Bronze: Lauren Norkus and Ensara Sejko

German Level 2 Achievement: Isabel Bowditch, James Clemens, Brodie Dubs, Phoebe Nikoloff, Brooke Patton, Abby Turek

German Level 3 Gold: Nicklas Schmidt-Bailey

German Level 3 Achievement: Vivian Lane, Bianka Kurcina, Canyon Stage, and Nolan Witt

German Level 4 Silver: Mark Haddleton

German Level 4 Achievement: Alexey Chekanov, Colin Dodd, Heather Lea

"We are incredibly proud of our students not only for taking this exam, but earning this prestigious recognition," South High German teacher Sarah Moreno said. "We hope these students will continue their language studies beyond their high school career." Janet Stock also teaches German at South High.

"The National German Exam is a rigorous test including listening and viewing segments, which help students to develop competence in communicating effectively and with cultural competence," North High German teacher Gunde Iwersen-Burrit said. "Taking this test shows commitment to the language and dedication to continue to learn and grow." Anne Herrmann also teaches German at North High.

The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly 25,000 high school students of German. The exam, now in its 60th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive regional and national prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide teachers a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data to help inform curricular decisions.

To learn more about the National German Exam, visit the American Association of Teachers of German website. To learn more about World Languages at District 99, visit the North High Department webpage or the South High Department webpage.


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