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D-202 students place at German competition

Two District 202 high school students took second place in two events during the annual High School German Day Competition hosted by the German department at the University of Illinois in Chicago on Feb. 28.
Two District 202 high school students took second place in two events during the annual High School German Day Competition hosted by the German department at the University of Illinois in Chicago on Feb. 28.

Two District 202 high school students took second place in two events during the annual High School German Day Competition hosted by the German department Feb. 28 at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Plainfield North High School senior Sarah Conley placed second in the spelling bee.

Plainfield South High School senior Kevin Greiner placed second in the “Impression of America” essay contest for native and heritage speakers.

In all, eight students from Plainfield High School-Central Campus, PSHS and PNHS participated in the event.

Students competed in contests including a spelling bee, poetry reading, cultural essays, art design and video production all in German.

Other students didn’t compete, but attended the day to cheer on their peers, tour the campus and observe a university-level German class.

Other District 202 contestants include:

Plainfield High School-Central Campus

Melissa Schmidt, junior, poetry reading and video advertisement

Jessica Cates, junior, video advertisement

Plainfield South High School

Benjamin Johnson, senior, poetry reading

Plainfield North High School

Hailey Traver, senior, program cover art

Diane Ho, senior, program cover art

Jeremy Amen, senior, culture essay

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