April 26, 2021
Nicole Ellis, Associate Director of Marketing
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For Immediate Release (Bemidji, Minn.) — The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) and Concordia Language Villages are thrilled to offer all 55 winners of the 2021 National German Exam scholarships to attend a summer youth language and culture immersion program at Concordia Language Villages this summer. Recipients can enroll in either a four-week German immersion program (in-person or virtual) or any one-week Virtual Waldsee German Language Village program.
Over 20,000 high school students take the National German Exam each year. "AATG is proud to partner with Concordia Language Villages to offer high-quality German language immersion courses for the 2021 National German Exam prizewinners. International education is a part of all communities, from Berlin to Bemidji, Minnesota, and we're thrilled that the Language Villages can offer flexibility and access to their German language programs to a wider audience. We look forward to working with Concordia Language Villages in the years to come to increase access to immersion programs for young learners of German," said Michael R. Shaughnessy, Executive Director of AATG.
Waldsee is the premier German language immersion program in North America and recognized as a National Center of Excellence by the AATG. "Waldsee is delighted that the nation's top German students have a chance to join our immersion adventures in German language and culture this summer. Our thanks go to our partner, AATG. We are also grateful for continuing support of our efforts from the German Foreign Office," said Dan Karl Hamilton, dean of Waldsee.
The 55 prizewinners are: Liam Allison, Annika Bilderback, Halie Boyer, Isabella Brashear, Naomi Breuer, Benjamin Brobst, Minyi Chen, Lily Childress, Morgan Chow, E Chythlook, Nadia d'Arrigo, Daniel DuVernay, Ian Fabris, Malachi Feil, Ethan Frick, Chloe Genzel, Devon Goetz, Lauren Guo, Cathlene Horwege, Thomas Ji, Jasmine Jones, Ottilie Kissler, Jacob LaFore, Myles Lange, Ruby LaRocca, Olivia Latimer, Sabrina Lussier, Julia Martins, Grace McAdoo, Yuktha Milukuri, Sorochi Okwor, Thomas Palakapilly, Erin Park, Rebecca Phinney, Rain Rainbolt, Ryan Raisrohani, Carlton Roe, Lucas Ruebsamen, Tobia Ruth, Kate Schreiber, Alexandra Seesee, Blair Shatzel, Elizabeth Singer, Jocelyn Somerson, Christina Sorochinsky, James Sowerby, Josh Talluto, Salonee Verma, Maya Viswanathan, Madeline Waterfield, Leah Wiebe, Jenna Yaeger, Katherine Yang, Jocelyn Zhang and Magdalena Zucek.
To learn more about the National German Exam, visit AATG.org. To learn more about Waldsee, German Language Village, visit ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org/German.
Concordia Language Villages, a program of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn., is a recognized leader in global education, offering programs in fifteen languages. Every year, Concordia Language Villages engages more than 10,000 youth, educators and adults from across the United States in language and cultural learning. Whether in a world-class immersion camp setting or high-engagement virtual programs, youth and adults at all levels of language proficiency who seek to “live the language” can take part in programs as short as a weekend or as long as six weeks. For more information on Concordia Language Villages, visit concordialanguagevillages.org.