German Language School Announces Recipients of the Annual German Language Diploma, German Language Awards and German National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Phi Inductees

School Launches New Virtual Camps, July 7 to 23, 2020

Holmdel, NJ (June 2020) ­– Since March 2020, students at the non-profit German Language School in Holmdel, Princeton and Rumson njlearnsgerman.org have taken classes virtually, culminating in the year-end school awards celebration that included accolades for students who passed the German Language Diploma, National German Language Exam, received book awards from their teachers, and students inducted into the German National Honor Society and Junior German National Honor Society. 

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As a result of the successful virtual school, this year, the German Language School will offer its first-ever weekly camp, also virtually, from July 7 to 23, 2020, for students of all ages, including adult learners. The camps will provide opportunities to learn German thorough weekly themed activities from fairy tales to STEAM to short story video production and more, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Full details and schedules are here available through the website: www.njlearnsgerman.org. Register for the camp online:  GLS Summer Camp.

“We’re thrilled to be able to add a summer camp for students to continue practicing German,” said Principal Greco. “We also wanted to be sure to celebrate students who passed the German Language Diploma and the AATG National German Language exam that more than 16,000 US students take annually. We applaud their hard work and ongoing commitment to learning German. Students taking these national exams now have the option to pursue a tuition-free, post-secondary education at German-speaking universities and technical schools in Europe.”

What are the Exams and Awards for German Language Students?

The German Language School is a Partner School with the German Federal Republic’s Agency for German Schools Abroad (ZfA), (http://www.pasch-net.de/deindex.htm), and tests students at six levels of proficiency to earn the German Language Diploma. The ZfA supports German language schools worldwide with professional development, teaching and classroom materials, as well as funding. 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.

The National German Language Exam, administered annually to more than 16,000 high school students by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), also assesses verbal and written proficiency, including reading and writing comprehension and speaking.

2020 Awardees are:

German Language Diploma Recipients

Felix Doebbel, Holmdel

National German Exam/American Association of Teachers of German Honors

Jacquellyne Amorose, Bridgewater

Tatjana Roessle, South Amboy

Katarina Roessle, South Amboy

Sebastian Roessle, South Amboy

Nicolas Drew, Middletown

Gianna Musa, Middletown

Natalia Gracia, Holmdel

Louis Doebbel, Holmdel

Felix Doebbel, Holmdel

Samuel Murphy, Middletown

Kenneth Mongiovi, Marlboro

Sophia Gemignani, Ocean Twp

Leo Alexandroff, Princeton

Oscar Alexandroff, Princeton

Georgina Alsina, Princeton

George Bailey, Princeton

William Bailey, Princeton

Jessica Clark, Cherry Hill

Oliver Grasberger, East Brunswick

Benjamin Graziano, Princeton

David Guhl, Princeton Junction

Gandolph Hug, Hillsborough

Mikyo Kalabacos, Princeton

Arne Karg, Belle Mead

Boris Litvak, West Windsor

Alexander Maiorov, Princeton

Elija Meier, Princeton

Noah Meier, Princeton

Johanna Mueller, Princeton

Leonard Muenz, Princeton

Ruth Perl, Princeton Junction

Sophie Robertson, Princeton

Jonathan Rudinsky, Princeton

Kaede Scholtz, Pennington

Emmy Stenull, Skillman

Linus Stenull, Skillman

Ludwig Walther, Princeton

Paula Zimer, West Windsor

German National Honor Society and Junior German National Honor Society

Two students have been inducted into Delta Epsilon Phi, the German National Honor Society for high schoolers and Junior German National Honor Society for middle school students:

Gianna Musa, Middletown (German NHS) and Louis Doebbel, Holmdel (Junior German NHS)

German Consulate/Book Award

Each year, teachers also identify students who have demonstrated their interest and participation in the school’s classes and to receive a book award.  This year’s awardees:

Eleanor Weiss-Doust, Atlantic Highlands

Julia Uchno, Freehold

Maxwell Carle, Holmdel

Hans Singhofen, Holmdel

Natalia Gracia, Holmdel

Sophia Gemignani, Ocean Twp.

Jeter McKnee, Shrewsbury

About the German Language School

The non-profit German Language School (www.njlearnsgerman.org), offers language classes and cultural events for all ages in Holmdel, Rumson and Princeton and prepares students for the 21st century global economy. Customized programs include a mommy and me toddler program, preK to 12 and adult small group classes, and one-on-one tutoring at three campuses or by appointment.  Students can access the region’s largest German language multi-media lending library. A need-based Tuition Aid Fund ensures all families have access to our programs. The German Language School, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, admits students regardless of race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin.