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German studentsThe following students at Pinkerton Academy in German 2A have been awarded the following Medals and special recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance on the 2017 National German Exam for High School Students.

Luke Osborn, Dylan Wetherbee, Vincent Villanueva and Mac Johnson received a Gold medal  after scoring in the 90th  percentile on the Level 2  2017 National German Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).

Ian Derego, Matthew Handley, Tyler Walsh, Jonathan Tremblay, Joshua Fellows, Jonathan Massie, Coco Yiyu Cai, Kaleb Ebbett, Devin Shattuck and Cassandra Carvalho received a Silver medal  after scoring in the 80th percentile.

Victoria Hultgren, Cooper Ernst, Justin Bugley, Charlotte Lacourse and Madison Young received a Bronze medal  after scoring in the 70th  percentile

Over 20,000 students participated in the exam this year. 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 work their 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.