Five Ward Melville High School students enrolled in the German program have achieved outstanding results on this year’s National German Exam.
The test, which is administered annually to nearly 22,000 high school students, includes both a written and audio portion. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD study trip awards, a four-week study abroad program in Germany.
Jeffrey Michel and Heidi Scarth received the gold award for Level III and will receive additional awards during a special awards dinner in May sponsored by the Long Island Chapter of the American Teachers of German. With a score of 99 percent, Jeffrey tied for the highest score on Long Island. Additionally, both Jeffrey and Heidi have qualified for the next level of the competition and will compete for an all-expense-paid trip to Germany this summer.
In the Level III category, Dana Smith earned a silver award and Victoria Larocco earned a bronze award. In the Level IV category, Johnathan Finke earned a silver award.