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German Language School of Morris County Announces National Honors for Language Proficiency

Judy Musa

Thursday, July 31, 2014 • 4:40pm

The non-profit German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC), http://www.glsmc.org, celebrated the end of the school with a graduation ceremony with student performances, presentations, and national awards for language proficiency.

Principal Michaela Greco and the School’s Board of Trustees presented awards and certificates to students who passed the National German Language Exam, the German Language Diploma, and books from the German Consulate’s annual Book Awards program.  They also inducted 11 students into the National German Honor Society and National Junior German Honor Society, respectively during the ceremony.

“We are very proud of the more than 180 students currently enrolled in our classes,” said Principal Greco. “Learning another language helps students with their native language development, grammar and comprehension, as well as the opportunity to meet people from variety of traditions and cultures.”

Exams Offer Access to European Universities & Technical Schools

Students at the school travel up to an hour weekly to Morristown to attend weekly German language classes and celebrate year-round cultural programs. 

Each year these students take the National German Exam, which is administered by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) to 23,000 students nationwide.  The exam, which recognizes verbal and written proficiency in three levels of Germans, assesses test comprehension, reading and conversational skills, and applied structure of grammar and idioms in context.  GLSMC, a Partner School (Pasch-Schule) with the German Federal Republic’s Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA), also tests students at six levels of proficiency to earn the German Language Diploma.  Students who demonstrate higher levels of comprehension and communication are eligible to study at universities and technical schools throughout the German-speaking nations of Europe.  Annually, the German Consulate in New York City recognizes student achievement with gifts of age-appropriate German language books.  

Delta Epsilon Phi/German National Honor and Junior Honor Society Inductees

Students who achieved top grades in the National German Exam were inducted into the German National Honor Society and Junior National Honor Society, respectively during the celebration.

 

                                   National German Exam/AATG Honors

Kevin Steiger

Basking Ridge

Marlene Garijo

Basking Ridge

Carl Ruff

Basking Ridge

Christopher Mayer

Boonton

Jacqueline Amarose

Bridgewater

Alina Demirel

Bridgewater

Julian Braun

Cedar Grove

Taryn Roffina

Chatham

Marco Bracco

Chatham

Johanna Melamed

Gillette

Lucy Amos

Kinnelon

Suditi Rahematpura

Madison

Karl Rehm

Mendham

Kilian Gebur

Morris Plains

Anna Gebur

Morris Plains

Ellen Zwartkruis

New Providence

Lena Braendle

Sparta

Emily Thompson

Stirling

Florian Bosshard

Wayne

 

German Language Diploma Recipients

 

Anika Kopczynski

Basking Ridge

Caroline Garijo

Basking Ridge

Matteo Gruendig

Berkeley Heights

Christopher Mayer

Boonton

Jacquelyne Amorose

Bridgewater

Sam Pasewald

Bridgewater

Sarah Kloss

Chatham

Johanna Melamed

Gillette

Jeanette Ramming

Hillsborough

Anna Ebinger

Maplewood

Emma Hawkes

Mendham

Tamara Hadzic

Millington

Isabel Pierre

Montclair

Noah Pierre

Montclair

Nina Schulz

Montville

Kilian Gebur

Morris Plains

Marta Sohn

Morris Plains

Ellen Zwartkruis

New Providence

Conrad Geraghty

Randolph

Viktoria Nicely

Summit

 

 

 

                                                                  

German Consulate/New York City Book Award

 

Caroline Garijo

Basking Ridge

Anika Kopczynski

Basking Ridge

Matteo Gruendig

Berkeley Heights

Sam Pasewald

Bridgewater

Jacquelyne Amorose

Bridgewater

Sarah Kloss

Chatham

Johanna Melamed

Gillette

Jeanette Ramming

Hillsborough

Anna Ebinger

Maplewood

Tamara Hadzic

Millington

Isabel Pierre

Montclair

Noah Pierre

Montclair

Ellen Zwartkruis

New Providence

Conrad Geraghty

Randolph

Viktoria Nicely

Summit

 

 

 

Delta Epsilon Phi: National German Honor Society/National Junior German Honor Society

National German Honor Society Inductees

 

Christoph Mayer

Boonton

Alina Demirel

Bridgewater

Julian Braun

Cedar Grove

Johanna Melamed

Gillette

Suditi Rahematpura

Madison

Isabelle Hawkes

Mendham

Mark Winklmeier

Morristown

Luise Fuchs

New Providence

Lena Braendle

Sparta

 

National Junior German Honor Society Inductees

 

Daniel Amos

Kinnelon

Emily Thompson

Stirling

About the German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC)

The GLSMC develops students’ communicative proficiency in the German language and increases academic excellence.  The non-profit introduces students to the cultural heritage of German-speaking countries, their modern achievements and their contributions to the US and offers an experience that helps increase Weltoffenheit. Visit us online at www.glsmc.org for more information about open enrollment and to register for our infant to pre-K, K-12 and adult language classes.

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