25 District 99 Students Earn National German Exam Recognition

25 District 99 Students Earn National German Exam Recognition

South German students who received Level 3 Achievement Awards: Ryan Cheevers, Hanna Diggory, Jennifer Lopez, and Melissa Tepe.

District 99 students took the optional National German Exam in late 2017 and earned recognition for their performance. 25 students from North High and South High earned awards based on their level in class (see lists below).

The National German Exam is administered each year to over 26,000 high school students of German. The exam, now in its 58th 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.

“We are incredibly proud of our students earning this prestigious recognition,” said South High German teacher Sarah Moreno. “Our hope is that they will continue their language studies into their college career and even abroad.” Janet Stock also teaches German at South High.

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

To view photos of all award winners from North and South, view the Flickr Album.

North High Awards

  • Level 4 Gold
    - Kaylee McCarthy
  • Level 4 Achievement
    - Theodore Schneider 
    - Jennifer Casey
  • Level 3 Gold
    - Ben Bollinger 
    - Aistis Sadauskas
  • Level 2 Gold
    - Derek Ferraro: state qualifier 
  • Level 2 - Achievement
    - Arden Jachim
    - Rubi Gonzales
    - Thomas Huffman
    - Camille Jachim

South High Awards

  • Level 4 Silver
    - Maximilian Schmidt-Bailey: Has won awards each year
    - Brian Williams: Has won awards each year
  • Level 3 Silver
    - Michaela Rakos
  • Level 3 Bronze
    - Ian Smith
  • Level 2 Gold
    - Mark Haddleton: Currently competing in regional round
  • Level 2 Bronze
    - Shannon Simpson
  • Level 3 Achievement
    - Ryan Cheevers
    - Hanna Diggory
    - Jennifer Lopez
    - Melissa Tepe
  • Level 2 Achievement
    - Daniel Brudniak 
    - Alexey Chekanov 
    - Colin Dodd 
     - Heather Lea
    - Lena Turek

To learn more about the National German Exam, visit the American Association of Teachers of German website