McDaniel senior honored by German Society of Maryland

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June 19, 2012

Senior Monika Lemke was honored with The German Society of Maryland Merit Award for German Majors in the May ceremony of student achievement in the study of German.

Presented by the American Association of Teachers of German and the German Society of Maryland, the ceremony recognized both college and high school students with congratulatory remarks by Klaus Brodersen, program director of the Goethe-Institut in Washington and Andrea Schrammel, Austrian Cultural Forum director at the Austrian Embassy.

McDaniel senior Monika Lemke, left, with other German Society of Maryland award winners.

The German Society established an award program for college and university students in honor of Dr. Carrie-May Kurrelmeyer Zintl, which provides up to four awards of $800 each to outstanding students who have declared a German major at Maryland colleges and universities.

Five McDaniel students previously won this award since its inception five years ago: Sarah Brackbill in 2009, Wyatt Baseley and Chris Rondo in 2012 and Rachel Tillinghast and Meagan Pilar in 2011.

The purpose of the German Society of Maryland, according to their website, is to preserve and promote the German heritage, language and traditions through educational, social, and benevolent programs; and to develop unity and continuity of the German American Community in the state of Maryland.

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