MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - Noah Pierre of Montclair received the German Consulate of New York City Book Award during a ceremony held at the non-profit German Language School of Morris County (GLSMC). The German Consulate of New York recognized 16 students for their achievements with the presentation of books from the Consulate’s annual Book Awards program.

The GLSMC celebrated the end of the school year with student performances, and a national awards ceremony for language proficiency, followed by a brunch for more than 180 students and their families.

Principal Michaela Greco and GLSMC Board of Trustees presented German Language Diplomas to five students, while 25 students received certificates and metals for passing the National German Language Exam.  The school also inducted 11 students into the National German Honor Society and National Junior German Honor Society during the ceremony.

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“Every year we see how hard students have worked and this morning’s program celebrates their achievements,” said Principal Greco. “Not only have our students achieved stellar scores on the National German Exam, several students have passed the German Language Diploma that would allow them to study at German-speaking universities in Europe.  We applaud their hard work and ongoing commitment to learning German.”

The non-profit GLSMC develops students’ communicative proficiency in the German language and increases academic excellence.  The school 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.

For more information on the other award winners, visit www.glsmc.org.