Students who study German at Lakeside Lutheran High School have received commendations on the results of a recent American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) proficiency exam, administered to 834 students statewide by the DSSV (German Language and School Society, Inc.) of Milwaukee. Eight of the 14 Lakeside students who took the test received recognition on their results.
Recognition was based on the percentile rank at which each student finished in their state chapter. Receiving “Achievement” mention (50-69th percentile rank) were Isabella Collins, Lake Mills; Oliver Butler, Ixonia; Dylan Thurnbauer, Lake Mills; and Ethan Neumann, Oconomowoc (German 2 level) and Hannah Tucek, Lake Mills (German 3 level).
To earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze achievement award on the AATG National German Exam, students must place in the top 30% of test-takers within their respective years of study, from two-four years. Receiving a bronze medal for finishing in the 70th percentile rank (German 2 level) was sophomore Dinesh Tadepalli, Sun Prairie. Two students finished with gold medal recognition by finishing in the 90th percentile rank or higher, including sophomore Gilbert Haw, Lake Mills (90th, level 2) and junior Noelle Gates, Middleton (92th, level 3).
Students finishing in the 90th percentile rank or higher also a received a cash prize compliments of the DSSV of Milwaukee. The 100-point exam tests oral comprehension, reading and conversational skills as well as German grammar and sentence mechanics. This is the 63rd annual test sponsored by DSSV.