New students inducted into German National Honor Society

On May 15, students at Kaiserslautern High School held a ceremony that inducted new students to the German National Honor Society.

The 374th chapter, now named “Overseas Beta,” was started at Kaiserslautern American High School on May 20, 1980.

To be eligible, students must have completed three semesters of High School German.

The students must have attained a 3.0 GPA general average in these semesters and average of a 3.6 GPA in German on a 4.0 GPA scale.

Additionally, the sponsor must be a teacher of German and a member of the American Association of German Teachers.

Jennifer Arnold, the sponsor and Advanced Placement German teacher at Kaiserslautern High School says, “We are proud to announce that over 30 new members were inducted to the Overseas Beta chapter of the German National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Phi. Also, the national organization has informed us that we are currently one of the largest chapters of German National Honor Society students in the United States. With this achievement, our students will continue to strive for excellence while reflecting their curiosity in the understanding of their own culture by learning to appreciate another.”

In addition to the new inductees, 12 senior members were also recognized and received their honor cords to be worn at graduation. These students are: Brenden Becherer, Patrick Burns, Gina Contreras, Colleen Davis, Terrence Gantt, Matthew Harvey, Stephan Hook, Steven Jensen, Olivia McQuail, Vanessa Riley, Selina Stanley, and Alex Wright.

(by Terrence Gantt)