DGN National German Exam Award Winners

DGN National German Exam Award Winners

North High students took the optional National German Exam in late 2019 and earned recognition for their performance. Fifteen students from North High earned awards based on their level in class:

  • German Level 2 Gold: William Bennion and Joseph Kapsch
    • Joseph Kapsch competed within the regional level for the Study Trip Award.
  • 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 Buehl

“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.