Bethel Park’s Honors and AP German students earned one first-place, two second-place and two third-place awards in the 2021 AATG Three Rivers German Day Competition, which was conducted virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Junior Kaitlyn Wiard (Honors German IV) took first place in the Proverb Posters category with her artistic rendering of the German proverb “Den Wald vor lauter Bäumen nicht sehen” (“Not seeing the forest for the trees”). She also earned second place in the Drawings category with her color sketch of US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Senior Abby Cannon (AP German V) finished second in the Poetry Recitation category with her rendition of the German poem “Morgenwonne” (“Morning Bliss”) by Joachim Ringelnatz.
Senior Ben Sommer (AP German V) earned third place in the Fiction Writing category with his German short story “Ein neuer Anfang von einem verlorenen Jahr” (“A New Beginning of a Lost Year”), and junior Sean Burns (Honors German IV) earned third place in the Musical Performance category with his acoustic cover version of the song “Regen und Meer” (“Rain and Sea”) by the German rock band “Juli.”
Also contributing to the BP German team this year was senior Kate Wholey (AP German V), who competed in the Drawings category with a pencil sketch of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate.