Monday, June 22, 2020
Congratulations to MPS students from throughout the district who have earned scholarships from the German Language and School Society of Wisconsin! Awards have been made ranging from $50 to $2,500 following the society’s annual exam and essay contest.
Students were required to write an essay of at least five paragraphs in German with a time limit of 30 minutes. The essay topic was announced at the beginning of the test. Students were not allowed to use textbooks or dictionaries or to ask for assistance. Essays were judged on originality, grammar, vocabulary, and how the topic was addressed by the student. Essays were combined with students’ results on the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) National German Exam.
“We are incredibly proud of our students this year,” said Janelle Pfaller, teacher at Milwaukee German Immersion School and Milwaukee School of Languages. “Mastering a second language is a skill that opens doors and will benefit students for a lifetime.” This year, Pfaller was a recipient of a Herb Kohl Teacher Fellow Award.
Congratulations to all our scholarship winners! You make us #MPS Proud!
Deutscher Sprach- und Schulverein (DSSV) Awards 2020
Scholarships ranged from $50 to $200. Larger awards are noted below.
GE Healthcare Mark Haberberger Award—$2,500
Lucy Steffes, Rufus King High School
Deutscher Sprach- und Schulverein (DSSV) Award—$1,500
Sven Mattheis, Rufus King High School
Milwaukee School of Languages
Teachers: Janelle Pfaller and Aurelia Schumacher
Anja Arnhold ($750)
Merce Fernandez ($750)
Lydia Haase ($750)
Emma Sachs ($500)
Aethelred Templin ($500)
Rufus King International School
Teacher: Nathan Wichert
Eva Groeschl ($750)
Renee Harris ($750)
Maria Scannell ($500)
The Deutscher Sprach- und Schulverein (DSSV) or German Language and School Society of Wisconsin, Inc. was founded in Milwaukee in 1956. The Society’s primary goal is “to promote and stimulate interest in and understanding of the German language and culture, by means of an annual German Essay contest.” Interested students should visit the society website at www.dssvwi.org.