South High Student Named German Student of the Year

Pictured Above:

Left- Jonas Strecker, German Teacher at South Forsyth High School, Forsyth County High School Teacher of the Year, and American Association of Teachers of German- Georgia Teacher of the Year

Right- Christine Yang, American Association of Teachers of German- Georgia Student of the Year


Christine Yang of South Forsyth High School was recently named as the AATG (American Association of Teachers of German)-Georgia Student of the Year.  This award comes with a three-week trip to Germany, all expenses paid – valued at over $5,000. Christine will stay with a German host family and take advanced German classes at the Goethe Institute. 

The selection process for this award is quite rigorous. Christine was required to submit a letter of recommendation from her German teacher, submit an essay in German, write another essay in German on-site, and participate in an interview conducted in German by four college professors. The Student of the Year Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated excellence in the study and promotion of German at a local school and in the state of Georgia. She will be officially recognized at the AATG Award Ceremony at Georgia Tech on Sunday, May 6 from 2-4 p.m. For more information on this achievement, please visit the following link:

This is the second prestigious German award for Christine. Last summer she spent three weeks in Nuremberg, Germany after winning the National AATG/PAD Travel Award.

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