North High students took the optional National German Exam in late 2018 and earned recognition for their performance. 11 students earned awards based on their level in class (see list below).
To view photos of all award winners, view the Flickr Album.
Gunde Burritt’s classes:
- German Level 2 Gold Medalist: William Knudsen
- German Level 2 Silver Medalist: Nolan Brezina
- German Level 2 Bronze Medalist: Jillian Anthony
- German Level 2 Achievement Award: Morgan Fox and Abi Goodman
- German Level 3 Silver Medalist: Derek Ferraro
- German Level 3 Achievement Award: Erin Miller
- German Level 4 (AP) Gold Medalist: Aistis Sadauskas (pictured)
- German Level 4 (AP) Achievement Award: Katherine Gross, Conor Thomas and Dan Slattery (pictured)
“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 over 26,000 high school students of German. The exam, now in its 59th 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.