Testing and Awards

      National German Test

      The National German Exam is administered each year to nearly- 22,000 high school students in the second, third and fourth level of German. The Exam, now in its 54th year, provides individual diagnostic feedback, rewards students through an extensive prize program, and creates a sense of accomplishment. Exam results provide a means of comparing students in all regions of the country, as well as programmatic data. Exam results are among the criteria used in selecting the recipients of chapter awards and the national AATG/PAD Study Trip Awards, a four-week study trip program in Germany. Click here for more information

      College Student of the Year Award


      Instructions (for the nominee)

      • Check your calendar to make sure you will be able to fulfill all agreed obligations.
      • Print out the application form , complete it, and submit it to the Testing and Awards Chair by the announced deadline.
      • Retain copies of your application and this page for your records.
      • Communicate with your teacher who will be notified about the Awards Ceremony and all other requirements you are expected to meet.

      Student of the Year Award


      The Student of the Year Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study and promotion of German at a local school and/or in the state of Georgia. The award is usually accompanied by study trip to Germany: AATG-GA sponsors the flight, and the Goethe Zentrum/German Cultural Center sponsors a Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes language course in Germany. (Please note that these will be made available to the student when possible; these are not guaranteed). The chapter reserves the right not to award this honor.

      Criteria and Procedure

      • The nominee's teacher must be a member of AATG in good standing.
      • The nominee should be a high-school senior who has been an outstanding student of German. If a teacher has no superlative student in his/her twelfth grade class, it is understood that s/he may nominate someone else. When selecting the winner, however, high-school seniors will be given preference.
      • The nominee should have plans to continue with their study of German.
      • The nominee should have a keen interest in the culture of German-speaking countries.
      • Applicants will meet with the committee at the State German Convention (Friday evening). Failure to attend this convention will result in disqualification. Applicants will be asked to write an extemporaneous composition as well as converse in German with the Selection Committee.
      • The Selection Committee is composed of three or more non-K-12 members (or at least individuals who have no direct connection with any of the candidates), including the AATG-GA Testing and Awards Chair. The chapter president may be an ex-officio member.
      • The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony at the State German Convention, on Saturday afternoon.
      • The winner has to be 18 years old before he/she begins the trip (end of June).
      • The winner is required to attend the AATG-GA Awards Ceremony in early May where s/he will receive the actual award.
      • The winner must upon completion of his/her stay in Germany submit by the 15th of September of that same year a report for publication on the website of the AATG Georgia Chapter.
      • The winner must give permission to AATG Georgia Chapter to use his/her photographs in its electronic publications.

      Instructions (for the nominee)

      • Check your calendar to make sure you will be able to fulfill all agreed obligations.
      • Print out the application form , complete it, and submit it to the Testing and Awards Chair by the announced deadline.
      • Retain copies of your application and this page for your records.
      • Communicate with your teacher who will be notified about the Awards Ceremony and all other requirements you are expected to meet.

      • Students of the Year

        Year
        Recipient
        Affiliation (at time of award)
        2016 Zachary Sanchez North Gwinnett High School
        2015 Dae Gun Chung Kim North Gwinnett High School
        2014 Hildana Haileyesus Parkview High School
        2013 Chelsea Morris Walker School
        2012 Andy Wong Northview High School
        2011 Justian Meyer Northview High School
        2010 Allison Kuester Parkview High School
        2009 Tiffany Diebold Lakeside High School
        2008
        Kate Hardin
        Parkview High School
        2007
        Elliot Strumlauf
        Parkview High School
        2006
        Lorena Cazares
        Collins Hill High School
        2005
        Christen Hicks
        The Walker School
        2004
        Allison Gray
        Screven County High School
        2003
        Meredith Conrad
        Lovett High School
        2002
        Alan Hoffman
        Marietta High
        2001
        Karin Mader
        Walker School
        2000
        Tiffany Lamphere
        McEachern School
        1999
        Wes Withrow
        Screven County High

        Langenscheidt Award


        The Langenscheidt Award honors a student who has accomplished something noteworthy in activities or achievements directly pertaining to the study of German in Georgia. This award may not be conferred on the Student of the Year (SOTY).

        The recipient will be chosen by the chapter's Executive Council and the Testing and Awards Chair.

        AATG members may nominate students for this award. Nominations accompanied by a brief explanation must be received no later than 23 January by the AATG-GA Testing and Awards Chair.

        The award will be presented at the annual AATG-GA Honors Ceremony, usually held in the first half of May.


        Langenscheidt Award Recipients

        Year
        Recipient
        Affiliation (at time of award)
        2016 Sakshi Sehgal Chamblee Charter High School
        2015 Jackson Allen Walker School
        2014 Garrett Helmick Collins Hill High School
        2013 Lydia Pearson Parkview High School
        2012 Megan Alpert Parkview High School
        2011 Brittany DeRosa South Forsyth High School
        2010
        High School
        2009 Devon Drew Gwinnet County High School
        2009 Soleil Robichaud Northview High School
        2008
        Ryan Price
        The Walker School
        2007
        Devon Clifford
        Lakeside High School
        2006
        Jasmine Ford
        Mill Creek High School
        2005
        Matea Bozja
        Marist School
        2004
        Christine Smith
        Dacula High School

        Duden Award


        For several years the Duden Award had taken the place of the former Teacher of the Year Award and was presented to a member of AATG-GA who has distinguished herself/himself as a teacher of German either through the performance of his/her students or through exceptional efforts to enhance the teaching of German in the state of Georgia. Starting in 2016 the Duden Award was replaced by both a Teacher of the Year Award and a Professor of the Year Award

        The recipients will be chosen by the chapter's Executive Council and committees appointed by the Testing and Awards Chair.

        AATG members may nominate colleagues for this award. Nominations accompanied by a brief explanation must be received no later than 23 January by the AATG-GA Testing Chair.

        The award will be presented at the annual AATG-GA Honors Ceremony, usually held on the first Saturday of May.


        Duden Award Recipients

        Year
        Award
        Recipient
        Affiliation (at time of award)
        2016 Professor of the Year Monika Schulte Piedmont College
        2016 Teacher of the Year Sanja Knezovic Parkview High School
        2015 Duden Award Rita Prescott Union Grove High School
        2014 Duden Award Michaela Claus-Nix Forsyth High School
        2013 Duden Award Patrick Wallace Spalding High School
        2012 Duden Award Miriam Bruns Goethe Zentrum
        2011 Teacher of Year Dot Kemptner Northview High School
        2010 Duden Horst Kurz Georgia Southern University

        Teacher of Year Rita Prescott Union Grove High School
        2009 Duden Margita Haberlen Austin Elementary School

        Teacher of Year Jil Tweedy Collins Hill High School
        2008
        Duden
        Janet Ward The Walker School

        Teacher of Year
        Robin Huff Georgia State University
        2007
        Duden
        David Jahner Gwinnett County High School

        Teacher of Year
        Cassandar Goolsby North Gwinnett High School

        Leader of Year
        Beverly Dukes Oconee High School
        2005
        Duden
        Muriel Cormican West Georgia State University

        Teacher of Year
        Stacey Cummings Peachtree Ridge High
        2003
        Duden
        David Jahner Gwinnett County High

        Teacher of Year
        Kevin Keough McIntosh High

        Professor of Year Christine Anton Berry College
        2002
        Duden Michaela Claus-Nix The Lovett School

        Professor of Year Tom Cooper University of Georgia

        Teacher of Year
        Janet Ward Walker School
        2001 Duden Susan Crooks Pope High School

        Professor of Year
        Bettina Cothran Georgia Tech

        Teacher of Year
        Jana Müller-Schobel High School
        2000 Duden Glen Peppel The Lovett School

        Teacher of Year
        Margita Haberlen Austin Elementary

        Professor of Year
        Irmgard Imnmel Morehouse College
        1999 Duden Viola Westbrook Emory University

        Teacher of Year
        Jennifer Schultz Browns Mill Elementary

        Professor of Year
        Edward Weintraut Mercer University
        1998 Duden Ken Hall Chattanooga Valley Elementary

        Teacher of Year
        Ava Wyatt Dalton High

        Professor of Year
        Horst Kurz Georgia Southern
        1997 Duden Rebecca Hauseman Sprayberry High School
        1996 Duden Jana Mueller-Schobel Norcross High School
        1995 Duden Heidi Rockwood Georgia Tech
        1994 Teacher of Year Bill Cheek University
        1993 Teacher of Year Jerry Weatherford Georgia Southern University
        1992 Teacher of Year Cathy Goolsby High School
        1983 Teacher of Year Gus de Berdt Berry College