WHS students earn honors in national German exam

WHS German students, from left, Catherine Meng, Selena Kash, Patrick Steffen, Kimaya Bakhle, Alexis Sole and Zoe Johanni. Not pictured: Sarah Leonard.

Westlake High School sophomore Kimaya Bakhle, a German 2 Honors student, reached the Gold level for scoring in the 92nd percentile on the 2016 National German Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German. Her score made her eligible to apply for a free study travel award to Germany.

The National German Exam is given online each year to nearly 22,000 high school students. Each exam is comprised of 100 questions in listening and viewing, and reading.

Junior Catherine Meng reached the Bronze level and scored in the 71st percentile. Juniors Sarah Leonard, Selena Kash, Alexis Sole and Zoe Johanni, and senior Patrick Steffen, earned achievement awards for their scores. All are students in world language teacher Matt Mayforth’s German classes.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 9:45 AM, 05.03.2016