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BPHS Students Earn Nine Awards At German Day Competition

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Bethel Park High School German students earned nine awards at the American Association of Teachers of German’s German Day Competition, which was held at Washington and Jefferson College.

Bethel Park students competed against students from 14 other area high schools and earned more awards than any other school in the competition.
For the 17th consecutive year, a Bethel Park High School student won the Culture Bowl competition.  This year’s winner was junior Lily Wilson, followed by sophomore Carly Roberts in Second Place.
Lily Wilson also earned First Place in the Fiction Writing competition for her short story, “Es war einmal…” which translates to “Once Upon A Time.”
Second Place Awards were earned by junior Rachel Najdzinski in the Poetry Writing competition for her poem, “Die Antwort ist klar,” (“The Answer is Clear”); and sophomore Kerrianne Troesch in Poetry Recitation for “Heidenroslein” by Goethe.
Third Place Awards were earned by freshman Ella Voskamp in Fiction Writing for “Der grobe King” (“The Great War”) and in the Drawing competition for her rendition of “Krampus.”  Additionally Third Place Awards were earned by freshmen Willow Hernishin in Folkloric Arts and Crafts for her handmade German birdhouse, and Kaitlyn Wiard in Proverb Posters for her rendering of the German proverb, “Zu Nacht sind alle Katzen grau,” (“All cats are gray at night”).
The students are taught by Bethel Park High School German Teacher Christopher Tobias.