Twenty-six Bethel Park High School German students earned seven Gold Awards, four Silver Awards, four Bronze Awards and 11 Honorable Mentions on the National German Exams, sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German.
Bethel Park students earned five of the top 10 scores on the Level 4 Exam, including the top score, out of the 120 Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia students who took the Exam. Earning Gold Awards for scoring in the 90th percentile or higher nationally were seniors Brendan Troesch (First Place/99th percentile), Ryan Pfab (Fifth Place/92nd percentile), Ethan Tabler (Fifth Place/92nd percentile) and juniors Jacob Cunningham (Eighth Place/90th percentile) and Noah Voskamp (Eighth Place/90th percentile).
On the Level 3 Exam sophomores Jerry Varghese (Sixth Place/94th percentile) and Sonja Hebestreit (Seventh Place/90th percentile) earned Gold Awards. This year 177 area students took the Level 3 Exam.
All of the Gold Award students are now eligible to compete for scholarships to travel and study in Germany this summer.
Earning Silver Awards on the Level 4 Exam for scoring in the 80th percentile or higher nationally were seniors Jeff Hoffman and Jen Klara, and juniors Emily Clarvit and Connor Robinette.
On the Level 4 Exam, juniors Brooke Worrall and Evan Aronhalt earned Bronze Awards for scoring in the 70th percentile or higher, and junior Brody Flowers and sophomore Alec Wilson earned a Bronze Award on the Level 3 Exam.
Honorable Mentions were earned by senior Jonathan Lucchitti, Josh Sholder and Casey Hammer on the Level 4 Exam. Junior Quinn Manning and sophomores Abby Kauric, Will Coplan, Evan Welsh, Holly Troesch, Katelyn Marcovecchio, Antonio Fontana and Thorn Typus earned Honorable Mentions on the Level 3 Exam.
The students are taught by Bethel Park High School German Teacher Christopher Tobias.