Caddo Magnet junior Molly Wilson has been awarded a paid summer study trip to Germany due to her exceptional performance on the German National Exam.
Molly is a student in Mrs Nowak’s German III class, and she was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 95th percentile on the National German Exam. The annual test is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), and over 11,900 students participated in the contest. After Molly’s score qualified her, she submitted written responses to several essay prompts in both German and English, and then underwent an interview process with a committee of high school teachers and college professors of German.
Molly is one of 48 outstanding German students selected from across the United States to receive this award! The study trip will include round-trip air transportation, a homestay with a German host family, and excursions to locations of cultural and historic significance. This study trip is in its 61st year and is funded through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.
Michael Shaughnessy, AATG Executive Director, says, “The prize is a great reward for excellence in learning German–and the best way to better get to know a fascinating language and culture through firsthand experiences living with a German family and attending school.”
Congratulations, Molly, and gute Reise!