On Tuesday May 21, 2019, sophomore Aniela Holtrop received a Certificate of Excellence from the American Association of Teachers of German Maine Chapter at a ceremonial tea at the Blaine House in Augusta. Aniela was one of thirteen high school students from around the state who were nominated for awards based on academic achievement in German.
The keynote speaker was Justin Fecteau, whose love for German started in his senior year and continued through college studies and a career in the US Army. Now a Maine Representative, he is an active member of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs in Augusta. Also in attendance were Lavinia Rogers, the Maine Department of Education World Language Specialist, and Kerstin Haemmerling, a representative from the Goethe Institut in Boston.
Congratulations to Aniela on her engagement and hard work!