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Shaker Heights German Students Excel on National German Exam

May 3, 2023 -- Congratulations to 27 Shaker Heights German students who won recognition in three different levels of the National German Exam. All medal winners are recognized by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) as being on the Presidential German Honor Roll.

In addition, freshman German student Meara Koenigsberger was awarded an all-expense-paid summer study trip to Germany from the AATG. Over 12,300 students applied for this scholarship, and Meara was selected after scoring a gold medal on the 2023 National German Exam, followed by successfully completing the essay competition and an interview by a committee of high school teachers and college professors of German. Each year, only 48 students from across the country win this prestigious award, and Meara is the third Shaker Heights German student to win in the last two years! Congratulations, Meara!

The Shaker Heights medal awards were as follows:

Gold Medal Winners:

Meara Koenigsberger

Nicholas Luther

Brian Fox

Anna Oestreich

Josephine Mayhew

Henry York

Eleanor von der Heydt

Justin Zhuoxing Liu

Julian Hawari

Silver Medal Winners

Caro Ziv
Loukas White
Isaac Hren

Emily Daley
Moira Grace McGuan

Bronze Medal Winners: 

Alexa Carpenter 

Marcus Bertsch
Taye Ziv
Levi Hauck


Alec Turturici

Kiran Warrier

Ellery Rogers
Audrey Sakiewicz
Joshua Brown
John Frothingham

Shawn Yu

Samuel Srivastava 

Iris von der Heydt 

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