D99 Students Earn National German Exam Recognition

D99 Students Earn National German Exam Recognition

District 99 students earned recognition for their performance in taking the optional National German Exam in October 2020. The levels of awards are based on their level of German class they were studying at the time of the exam. 

Congratulations to the following students!

  • Aidan Coyne, South High, Level 3 Achievement

  • William Knudsen, North High, Level 4 Silver Medal

  • Vivian Lane, South High, Level 4 Achievement

  • Lauren Norkus, South High, Level 3 Achievement

  • Johanna Rodeck, South High, Level 2 Bronze Medal

  • Nicklas Schmidt-Bailey, South High, Level 4 Silver Medal

  • Ensara Sejko, South High, Level 3 Gold Medal -- Ensara has moved on to the regional round of competition. 

  • Nolan Witt, South High, Level 4 Achievement

“Despite a different testing process due to COVID, students made the extra effort to prove their language skills in this national exam,” South High German teacher Sarah Moreno said. “We are incredibly proud of our students not only for taking this exam in an online setting, but earning this prestigious recognition.” 

“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.”  

The National German Exam is administered each year to more than 20,000 high school students of German. The exam, now in its 61st 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.