MSMS seniors Alex Leise and Daniel Cieslinski recently learned that they both are winners of National German Exam Gold Medals. Leise and Cieslinski both scored within the upper 94th percentile of the 20,000 students who took this year’s exam. Both are students of Lori LeVar Pierce’s German class.
According to the NGE press release: The National German Exam, now in its 57th year, rewards students through an extensive prize program and provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the US. Hal Boland, teacher of German at Heritage High School in Leesburg, Virginia and AATG President said, “The outstanding performance of these German students in our national competition brings honor to their school, their district, and their German program. The AATG salutes their tremendous accomplishment and the great worktheir teachers do.”
Founded in 1926, the AATG represents German teachers at all levels of instruction. The AATG is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the teaching of language, literature, and culture of the German‐speaking countries.