Maggie Cao , a sophomore, has been awarded an all‐expense‐paid summer study trip to Germany. She was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 99 percentile on the Level 3 2018 National German Exam for High School Students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Over 20,000 students participated in the program. After qualifying with a high score on the National German Exam, she submitted responses to several short essay questions in German and in English and was then interviewed by a committee comprised of high school teachers and college professors of German.
Maggie is one of 44 outstanding German students selected from across the US to receive the award. The study trip includes round‐trip air transportation to Germany from New York, a homestay with a host family, and excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. The study trip, now in its 58th year, is made possible through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.
"This year's prize winners are some of the finest students in the US," said Keith Cothrun, Executive Director of the AATG. "The prize is a great reward for excellence in learning German-and the best way to better get to know a fascinating language and culture through firsthand experiences living with a German family and attending school."
Maggie and the other winners will travel to Germany this summer. She is a student of Venera Stabinsky, German teacher in the Modern & Classical Languages Department.