Rising junior, Cody Hendrych-Bondra has earned two awards from the Bethel Park German Club for his achievements in German during the 2020-2021 school year. For the second consecutive year, Cody received the Dietrich Award of Academic Excellence, which is presented annually to the top student in the BPHS German program. Cody also received a certificate of merit as the year's most outstanding member of the BPHS chapter of the Delta Epsilon Phi German National Honor Society.
In addition to the BPHS awards, Cody was also awarded a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship for the second consecutive year. He was to have lived and studied in Germany during the 2020-2021 school year, but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented him from traveling abroad. As of this August, however, Cody will live with a German host family for a year and study at a German "Gymnasium," which is a secondary school for college-bound students. Next year, Cody will study in Rheindahlen, a town in the western borough of the city of Mönchengladbach, in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Cody, who was a student in Honors German III this year, is the first student in the history of the BPHS German program to be awarded this prestigious scholarship in two consecutive years.