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Two D. 202 high school students place at college German competition

(Back row from left) Plainfield South High School seniors Sam Frattini, Ryan Panice, Scott Stillwell and Ben Johnson (front row from left) from Plainfield High School-Central Campus Melissa Schmidt, senior, Jessica Cates, junior; from PSHS Lindsay Rock, senior; Alisa Gashi, senior, Kevin Greiner, senior, Owen Ramert, senior; from Plainfield North High School senior Diane Ho and Sarah Conley attended the annual German Day Competition on Friday, February 28, 2020 at the University of Illinois in Chicago.   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 Friday, February 28, 2020.

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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