German Language Students Receive National Recognition

May 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM



Students from Morris, Sussex, Passaic, Essex, Union County Recognized

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Delta Epsilon Phi Inductees Announced –

Students who travel throughout Northern and Central New Jersey and as far away as East Stroudsberg, Pa. to attend the weekly German language classes and cultural programs at the non-profit German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC),, celebrated the end of the school year with student performances, presentations, and national awards for language proficiency earlier this month.

Principal Michaela Greco and the School’s Board of Trustees presented awards and certificates to students who passed the National German Language Exam, and the German Language Diploma, as well as books from the German Consulate’s annual Book Awards program. Twelve students were inducted 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. “We know that learning a second or third language helps students with their native language development, grammar and comprehension, as well as “Weltoffenheit” – the ability to experience and appreciate different traditions and cultures.”


National German Exam, German Language Diploma and Book Awards

The National German Exam, which is administered annually to more than 23,000 high school students by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), recognizes verbal and written proficiency in three levels of German.  The assessments 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

Sarah Beckhaus          Madison

Adwik Rahematpura          Madison

Elena Beckhaus          Madison

Suditi Rahematpura          Madison

Lisa Zwartkruis          New Providence

Claudia Lucciola          New Providence

Ellen Zwartkruis          New Providence

Jenni Fuchs          New Providence

Lena Braendle          Sparta

Emily Thompson          Stirling

German Language Diploma Recipients

Ana Wolkenstein          Florham Park

Sarah Beckhaus          Madison

Ellen Zwartkruis          New Providence

Fabian Lucciola          New Providence

Gabriela Estupinan          New Providence

Jennifer Fuchs          New Providence

Lisa Zwartkruis          New Providence

Anna Braendle          Sparta

Samual Bould          Sparta

Kailen Mahabir          Wantage


German Consulate/New York City Book Award

Alexander Rosner          Berkeley Heights

Marco Bracco          Chatham

Taryn Roffina          Chatham

Emily Thompson          Stirling

Karl Alstede          Wantage

Freia Schwander          West Orange


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

National German Honor Society Inductees

Claudia Lucciola          New Providence

Ellen Zwartkruis          New Providence

Jennifer Fuchs          New Providence

Emma Bruce          Short Hills


National Junior German Honor Society Inductees

Isabelle Hawkes          New Providence

Lisa Zwartkruis          New Providence


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 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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