On Saturday, March 23rd, the Long Island chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) held its annual Sprachfest, a language festival fostering the learning and sharing of German language skills and cultural events.
Commack High School hosted this year’s Sprachfest with over 350 students from 11 schools across Long Island attending. The Waldorf School of Garden City participated with students from grades 7 through 12 under the guidance of Juliane Schneider. The following results of several competitions reflect the enthusiasm and hard work of the students.
Erik Beauvais, 1st place Number Bee
Boris Epie, 1st place Geography Bee
Amanda Sorenson, 1st place Vocabulary Bee
Amanda Sorenson, 1st place Poetry
Amanda Sorenson, 1st place Baking
Boris Epie, 2nd place Culture Bowl (team event)
Ariella Kissin, 2nd place Vocabulary Bee
Emily Brew, 2nd place Poetry
Kayla Douglass, 2nd place Baking
Conchetta Bohm, 3rd place Poetry
Peter Le Porin, 1st place Spelling Bee
Luna Splendori, 1st place Number Bee
Nzingha Helwig, 1st place Poetry
Max Pascucci, 2nd place Culture Bowl (team event)
Ardo Ali, 2nd place Culture Bowl (team event)
Jordan Davis, 2nd place Culture Bowl (team event)
Phoebe Koubel, 2nd place Number Bee
Trevor Beale, 2nd place T-Shirt Design
Kira Bousraou, 1st place Vocabulary Bee Level II
Sofia Patino, 1st place Geography Bee Level II
Mikayla Ver Pault, 1st place Geography Bee Level III
Mikayla Ver Pault, 1st place Poetry Level III
Lauren Russo, 2nd place Poetry Level IV
Alison DiLello, 3rd place Poetry Level IV
Other noteworthy statistics:
Out of 31 Waldorf students participating, 24 of them won a prize.
Waldorf students in the 7th grade swept the Poetry Contest for their level.
Waldorf students in the 7th grade swept the Vocabulary Bee for their level.
Waldorf students in the 8th grade swept the Number Bee for their level.
Waldorf students received first place in the Level I, II and II Poetry contests.
Besides the academic competitions, this Sprachfest was filled with cultural events such as skits, baked goods, and a display of gingerbread houses created by students, visual artwork and music, complimented by raffles and voting for next year's Sprachfest T-Shirts designed by students.
Special thanks to the Waldorf faculty for their support, to all the Waldorf parents who supported their children, and to all the Waldorf students for supporting their classmates and for representing our school with their enthusiasm, effort and achievements.