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Prep Junior Awarded Summer Study Trip to Germany

Submitted by mjiran on Wed, 05/04/2016 - 8:26am

Congratulations to Jack Burgess, '17, who has been awarded an all-expense-paid summer study experience in Germany, by the American Association of Teachers of German!

Jack was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 90th percentile on the 2016 Level 2 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the AATG. Nearly 21,000 students participated in the program. After qualifying with a high score on the National German Exam, he submitted responses to several short essay questions in German and in English and was then interviewed by a committee comprised of high school teachers and college professors of German.

Jack was selected to receive the Helene Zimmer-Loew scholarship from the AATG Endowed Scholarship fund, a fund supported through generous donations from teachers of German across the US to support study in Germany. The study trip includes round‐trip air transportation to Germany from New York, a homestay in a host family, and excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. The study trip award is made possible through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany. 

“This program gives students the chance to experience Germany firsthand by living with a German family and attending school,” said Keith Cothrun, Executive Director of the AATG. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Founded in 1926, the AATG represents German teachers at all levels of instruction. The AATG is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the teaching of language, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries.