August 17, 2017: Good news again

German-American School is thrilled to announce that three of its graduates were the recipients of the 2017 Inaugural German-American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships. The German-American Committee of Greater New York awards the academic scholarships on the basis of essays written by the applicants and awards the scholarships to “deserving German-American students in the Metropolitan New York area who take an active interest in their German heritage and culture.”

Our school is proud of Krista Handler and Sofia Khalek who competed with 15 other applicants for the $ l,000.00 award. Both Krista Handler and Sofia Khalek had attended German-American School’s after-school German language program for eight years. We are not only proud of our students – but also of the teachers who taught them over the years.

We also congratulate Nicole Dahlquist, who also was a student at German-American School’s after-school German language program. She received a $ 2,000.00 scholarship toward her studies at Washington & Lee University.

The teachers of our school, its administrators and its Board of Directors congratulate our students and their parents.

To all of our parents and students:

Welcome back to the new school year – all of us hope that it will be as successful as last year!

2016-2017 was a great year at our school: our graduating class received grades between 97 and 99!
Three of our graduating students won prestigious scholarships (more about that in the next post), one of our current students wrote an essay about why he is learning German and won a prize for that (more about that in the next post!) Why the “more about that later in the next post?” you ask? Well, in this message we want to focus on the fantastic achievements of our Advanced Placement class, – who took the AP exam May of 2017.

The students are: Michael Davide, Victoria Dunn, Harrison Ernst, Julia Heghes, Sofia Khalek, Veronica Rich, Linda Zimmerer, Nikolas Costello, Lindsay Ostroff, Mark Koch, Annie Serkes, Krista Gliszczynski, Katrina Gliszczynski, Victoria Manuel. Our grades were excellent: Two students got the highest scores, a five. Five students scored a four, another 4 students received a three and three students received a two.

One of the students who received a “two” took the placement exam at her university and was able to skip two years of German. The pictures show our AP class at our graduation ceremony at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant. Mrs. Waltraud Leitner is shown with her AP class. Everyone is all smiles – and with good reason! Mrs. Leitner demanded a lot of them and the students worked diligently– and all of our efforts (including the efforts and dedication of the student and their support systems) were worth it!

In the pictures below Annie Serkes and Nikolas Costello are the flag bearers. Share the joy!
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