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Plainfield North, South HS students earn German test honors

Nearly 60% of the Plainfield North High School students and nearly 40% the Plainfield South High School students who took the National German Exam earned special honors for their achievement.

This was PSHS's first year participating in the test, said PSHS German teacher Matthew Harring.

In all, 36 PNHS and 24 PSHS students took the rigorous test.

Twenty-one PNHS students and nine PSHS students earned special designations for their top scores.

PNHS junior Sarah Conley earned a "goldurkunde" or gold certificate for scoring in the 90th to 99th percentiles on the exam.

PSHS juniors Angelo Lopez and Kevin Greiner also earned gold certificates.

Lopez and Conley are now eligible to receive the American Association of Teachers of German/PAD Study Trip Award where they would have the opportunity to spend three to four weeks living in Germany.

These students earned a silberurkunde or silver certificate for scoring in the 80th to 90th percentiles:

Plainfield North High School

* Nicholas Lowe (senior)

* Nicholas Son (junior)

* Jeremy Amen (junior)

* Will Van Hoff (junior)

Plainfield South High School

* Nataly Escamilla (sophomore)

* Patricia Tenedor (sophomore)

These students earned a bronzeurkunde or bronze certificate for scoring in the 70th to 79th percentiles:

Plainfield North High School

• Emily Gordon (senior)

* Connor O'Mahoney (senior)

* Andrea Ballard (senior)

* Pallavi Gorantla (junior)

* Ian Tracy (junior)

Plainfield South High School

* Benjamin Johnson (junior)

* Owen Shullaw (sophomore)

* Oscar Zamora (sophomore)

These students earned certificates of achievement for scoring in the 50th to 69th percentiles:

Plainfield North High School

* Alexis Boehnke (senior)

* Mark Schwandt (senior)

* Jenna Sussenbach (senior)

* Kathryn Altenbern (senior)

* Jenny Gaw (junior)

* Nicholas Eheart (junior)

* Diane Ho (junior)

* Hailey Traver (junior)

* Andrew Kramer (junior)

* Carson Koziel (junior)

* Cameron Orsi (junior)

Plainfield South High School

* Joseph Carter (sophomore)

* Jamison Kerney (junior)

These students also took the National German Exam:

Plainfield North High School

* Sarah Lau (senior)

* Nicholas Miller (senior)

* David Tiu (senior)

* Corrin Nielsen (senior)

* Daniel Martzolf (senior)

* Natalie Bearbower (junior)

* Matthew Thomas (junior)

* Kyle Bragg (junior)

* Jake Hunnius (junior)

* Gavin Lant (junior)

* Jackson Feldman (junior)

* Jacob Amen (junior)

* Jacob Rutkowski (junior)

* Lorena Rodriguez (junior)

* Loren Schaubert (junior)

Plainfield South High School

* Matthew Badali (senior)

* Sarah Crabb (senior)

* William Weng (senior)

* Megan Knudsen (senior)

* Sarah Sarkas (senior)

* Paige Carwyle (senior)

* Joanna Ketvertis (senior)

* Stephanie Burns (junior)

* Scott Stillwell (junior)

* Lindsay Rock (junior)

* Phoebe Hillery (junior)

* William Lopez (sophomore)

* Valerie Zander (sophomore)

* Mary Cunningham (sophomore)

* Sonja Knudsen (sophomore)

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