AATG German Honors Night at the Goethe-Zentrum
Enlarge image 2011 Governor's Honors Program Finalists: Megan Alpert, Cyril Lukianov, Robert Bacon, Susan Schulter, and Bridget Hempel (© German Consulate General) The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Georgia held its German Honors Night at the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center last Sunday. Awards were presented to students who had excelled in their study of German over the past school year and included the 2011 Governor's Award, Fulbright Award, Halle Foundation Fellowship, Langenscheid Award, Student of the Year and the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.
The students were greeted by Wolfgang Krüger, Executive Director of the German Cultural Center and Constance Heery, Director of Communications of the German Consulate General, who congratulated the students on their accomplishments and thanked the teachers for their commitment and dedication in teaching the German language and culture.
The awards were presented by Michaela Claus-Nix, President of the AATG Georgia and Edward Weintraut, AATG Testing Chair. Enlarge image Franziska Krupp received a perfect score on the National German Exam (© German Consulate General)
Students from Georgia schools received the AATG National German Exam Honors if they had either placed between the 85th and 89th percentile or at the 90th percentile and above in their German exams.
Franziska Krupp, a student from the German School of Atlanta, was given a special recognition for receiving the only perfect test score in Georgia which places her in a select group of only a few students nationwide to ace the exam.
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
The mission of the AATG is based on the belief that bringing the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor which serves essential national interests. It's the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries.
With over 5,200 members, the AATG is for teachers of German at all levels of instruction and all those interested in the teaching of German.