Roosevelt Junior Earns Summer Study Trip to Germany

Luke Sheeley, a Roosevelt High School junior and one of the students who earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam last summer, will be travelling to Germany on an all-expense-paid summer study trip.

Sheeley, who takes German classes at Central Campus, was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 96th percentile on the Level 3 2012 National German Exam for high school students sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Nearly 23,000 students participated in the program. After qualifying with a high score on the National German Exam, he answered several short essay questions in German and in English and was interviewed by a committee comprised of high school teachers and college professors of German.

“Luke is an outstanding German student. His dedication to both the German language and culture has made him the perfect recipient of this award,” said Kimberly Glandorf, Central Campus German teacher. “I am both happy for and proud of Luke.”

Sheeley is one of 44 outstanding German students selected from across the U.S. to receive this award. The study trip will take place June 27-July 21 and includes round-trip air transportation to Germany from New York, a host family, and excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. The study trip is made possible through a grant from the Federal Republic of Germany.

“This program gives students the chance to experience Germany firsthand by living with a German family and attending school,” said Keith Cothrun, Executive Director of AATG. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Founded in 1926, the AATG represents German teachers at all levels of instruction. The AATG is dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the teaching of language, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries.