Going for Gold

Based on their scores on this winter’s National German Exam, five Ward Melville High School students have been named recipients of the National German Exam Award.

Frances Clever and Jeffrey Michel, each with a score of 99 percent, received the Gold Award and tied for the top-ranking score on Long Island. Thomas Kernan also earned the Gold Award, with a score of 91 percent, and was ranked seventh on Long Island. In addition, he has qualified for the next level of the competition, the interview, and will now compete for an all-expense-paid trip to Germany this summer.

The three are expected to receive additional awards during a special recognition ceremony this May, sponsored by the Long Island Chapter of the American Teachers of German. This annual event is hosted to honor all top scorers across Long Island.  

In addition to the Gold Award recipients, Victoria Larocco was named a Silver Award winner and Dana Smith earned the Bronze Award.