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Pardon and the 2016 Delta Epsilon Phi Inductees celebrate German linguistic accomplishments

posted May 18, 2016, 7:32 AM by Jeffrey Wolf

By Madeline Hoitink, Co Editor-in-Chief

Posted May 18th, 2016

German students at Slinger High School were accepted into the Wisconsin Alpha Alpha Chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi, the German National Honor Society by its advisor Frau Erika Guth-Degner.

The new members are Front row:  Jena Monroe, Emilee Majewski, Victoria Volkmann, Mariah Mihm.  Back row:  Chase Lowen, Jordan trunk, Anson Dowd, Jacob Olson, Jack Hafemann.

Membership to Delta Epsilon Phi is by invitation.  Students are recognized for their commitment to the study of the German language and culture.  Eligible students must carry a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA as well as a 3.6 GPA in German.

Slinger High School German IV student Heidi Pardon (see above) was an award recipient of the DSSV (Deutscher Sprach-und Schulverein) contest for her essay entitled: “Jeder kann die Welt verbessern- - ich auch!” (Every Person Can Improve the World - - Me Too!).  230 essays were submitted by 18 schools throughout the state of Wisconsin.  Heidi’s essay was among the top 30 essays chosen to receive a certificate and cash award.  Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. Heidi’s German teacher is Frau Erika Guth-Degner.

Photos Courtesy of Frau Guth-Degner