German students from Cherry Creek High School celebrated their success on the DSD I exam at the University Club on November 3rd. The guest of honor was Dr. Kathrin Steinbrenner, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Los Angeles office. Cherry Creek High School was the only high school in the state to administer the DSD I exam. Upon passing the exam with highest honors (B1), students are eligible to enter the German university system and receive a free college education. Creek seniors Molly Frommelt and Julian Rockenbauch spoke at the ceremony, outlining their experiences in both English and German.
Students passing the DSD exam: Troy Arthur, Nolan Donaldson, William Dorsey, Molly Frommelt, ORyan Greatwood, Briannah Kearns, Paul Kim, Madeline Laoprasert, Ben Mandelstam, Patrick Neuens, Alyssa Radke, Jack Roberts, Jack Smith, Alexander Spitzer
Students passing the DSD exam with highest honors: Claire Becker, Amy Colliver, Fisher Darling, Ellie Nash, Malcolm Odell, Aditya Prasad, Jonah Rieple, Benjamin Sakiewicz, Austin Thoet, Francis Warden
Cherry Creek High School was also named a PASCH school. The German program is being recognized for excellence in language education and will be provided annual funding from the German government to continue their work.
Pictured: Susanne Barrett Smith (Creek German teacher), Kerstin Daum-Schultz (Creek German teacher), Dr. Kathrin Steinbrenner (Deputy Consul General of Germany)
Pictured: Dr. Kathrin Steinbrenner, Norbert Frueh (German program volunteer), Julian Rockenbauch, Patrick Neuens, Benny Sakiewicz, Alyssa Radtke, Molly Frommelt, Austin Thoet, Susanne Smith, Kerstin Daum-Schultz