Weiter so!  Another Brilliant Showing by Ontario’s High School Students of German

Weiter so! Another Brilliant Showing by Ontario’s High School Students of German

Hosted by Harbord Collegiate in Toronto, the Ontario High School German Contest enjoyed its 44th edition on April 11th! Participating high schools were: University of Toronto Schools (UTS), Harbord CI, Waterdown District High School, Dundas Valley Secondary School (DSS), Westmount CI, The Woodlands School, and Halton DSB Continuing Education.
This year’s two first-place winners in the advanced group both hail from The University of Toronto Schools: Stephen Chankov, last year’s winner in the beginner category, and Kieran Kreidié. Both were awarded exciting trips to Germany that include airfare, a German course, and accommodations. These major prizes were generously underwritten by the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe Institute in Frankfurt. Runners up were: James Hogan, Adam Lam, Chihiro Tow, Iloe Ariss, Jens van den Berg, Emily Long, and Beth Shaw. Co-winners of cash prizes in the beginner group were Michelle Zheng and Eileen Sun, both from The Woodlands School (Peel DSB). Prizes also went to runners up Terri Bugler, Benjamin Jones, Dua Malazogu, Elizabeth Howlett, Beatrix Marsh, Karrie Chou, Komal Patel, Michelle Song. And, last but not least, two prizes were awarded to students with some previous experience in Germany: Jonathan Bernick and runner up Isabel Klassen-Marshall.
The German Department at the University of Toronto was pleased to contribute to another $2,000 in cash prizes that were awarded to the area’s outstanding students of German. In the category of ‘unranked yet spectacular’ in the beginner and advanced groups, we would like to recognize the achievements of Elliot Waugh, Gavan Beggan, Holly Price, Isobel Heintzman, Keeana Mihalin, Loren Zimmermann, Tatyana E., Tobi Stilwell, Aakash Budhera, Cooper Rocha, Desmond Hutchinson, Karl Westerholm, Marcel O’Neil, Moeyyad Qureshi, Nick Dyment, Yihang Qin.
This extraordinary event would not have been possible without the incredible enthusiasm and commitment of the organizers and Ontario’s dedicated high school German teachers. Particular thanks are due to Lesley Chisholm, Andrea Pils, Anne Popovich, Gabriela Szolnoki-Bourgeois, Nicola Townend, and especially the contest chair and indefatigable proponent of German language and culture, Jimmy Steele!
We look forward to meeting the next generation of German scholars in the halls of the U of T!