Stephan Jacobi, a representative from the German Embassy in Washington, DC, visited the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science on Friday, November 9th to meet with Lori Pierce, MSMS Instructor of French, German, and Latin, and Laura Justus, German teaching intern.

Pierce said, “we discussed how the German government and embassy can and do support the teaching of German at MSMS.”

Morgan Emokpae, an emissary at MSMS, took him on a tour of the campus where he saw academic buildings, dormitories and much more.

On Thursday evening, November 8th, at Mississippi State University, he hosted a panel discussion on the history and current status of immigration and refugees in Germany. Justus was included on that panel because of her work with refugees in her home city of Göttingen, Germany before coming to the US. Several MSMS students attended the panel and were involved in the discussions.

Jacobi has served as assistant to the spokesman of interior policy for the Christian Democratic Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag, the Federal German Government as a lawyer and senior government official, and is currently the liaison officer for the German Ministry of the Interior. He is also a Major (res.) in the German Army. 

The Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science is Mississippi’s only public, residential high school specifically designed to meet the needs of the state’s most academically gifted and talented students. MSMS is ranked the no. 6 best public high school in the nation and the faculty was ranked no. 1 as the best public high school teachers in the nation by Niche.

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