NHS Sophomore Advances To National German Finals

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Coree Keagy, a sophomore at Nokomis High School, was one of 16 students across the country who earned the right to compete Dec. 3-4 in the National Finals of the International German Olympics in the USA, held in Chicago at the Goeth-Institut.

The top two U.S. German Olympians, Chelsey Gilbert  of Monroe High School in Wisconsin and Lauren Guo Ralston Valley High School in Colorado, earned a scholarship to travel to Hamburg, Germany in the summer of 2022 to represent the U.S.  at the world finals.

To enter the competition, Keagy signed up online in October with the help of her German teacher, Mrs. Melissa Shalter, and she completed independent daily tasks online in writing, speaking, reading, and listening in German for five days.

Her submissions were scored against 392 other competitors across the U.S. at the A2 level of German.

The International German Olympics (Die Internationale Deutscholympiade-IDO) is the world’s largest German language competition, organized by the Goethe-Institut and der Internationale Deutschlehrerverband (IDV; the International German Teachers’ Association), with the motto “Zeig der Welt was du kannst!” (“Show the world what you can do!”)

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