German Students Honored
February 5, 2012 ~ In December, most of the students in the upper-level German classes took the National German Exam, which is offered annually by the American Association of Teachers of German. The exam consists of listening and written exercises, and is given in varying levels, corresponding to the number of years the student has studied German.
The results came in this week, and there are some impressive performances to report. Junior Nick Post earned the highest score of all students in northern New England who took the Level 3 exam, earning him ‘gold level’ recognition… he missed all of one question on the entire exam! Also recognized with ‘silver-level’ awards for the Level 3 test were sophomore Sam Gavett and senior Maddie Leopold. Hans Halvorsen was the lone Level 4 participant, and he earned bronze-level recognition in the region.
In Level 2, junior Jack Schibli set himself apart, scoring in the 97th percentile, 9th-best in the region. Also earning gold-level recognition was classmate Henry Anderson, who had the 15th-best result out of all test takers. Sammi Stolar ’13 showed her prowess, earning silver-level honors, while junior Storey Dyer-Kloman earned bronze recognition for her performance.
An additional feature of the AATG exam is that students who attain gold-level recognition are eligible to compete for a summer exchange program, paid for by AATG. It is open to all test-takers who score above the 90th percentile who have not spent more than 2 weeks at any one time in a German-speaking country. By those criteria, both Nick and Henry are eligible to compete for the program in Germany.
Gratuliere an alle!