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Students Win Awards at Annual Sprachfest
Posted 03/13/2012 09:40AM

On Saturday, March 3rd, 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.

Accompsett Middle School in Smithtown hosted this year’s Sprachfest with over 450 students from 16 schools across Long Island attending. The Waldorf School of Garden City participated with students from the 7th, 8th, 10th, and 11th grades under the guidance of Juliane Schneider. The following results of several competitions reflect the enthusiasm and hard work of the students.

7th Grade:

Phoebe Koubel, 1st place Number Bee level I
Luna Splendori, 1st place Number Bee level I
Priscilla Cardenas, 3rd place Poetry
Nzingha Helwig, 1st place Poetry
Max Pascucci, 1st place Vocabulary Bee level I
Max Pascucci, 1st place Spelling Bee level I

8th Grade:

William Strauss, 1st place Number Bee level I
Stephen Pisano, 1st place Number Bee level I
Anja Resnick, 1st place Group Poetry
Skyla Davis, 1st place Group Poetry
Julia Gonzales, 1st place Group poetry
Andrew Pisano, 1st place Poetry
Kira Bousraou, 1st place Vocabulary Bee level I
Persie Naylor, 1st place Vocabulary Bee level I
Teagan Novick, 2nd place Culture Bowl
Owen McGee, 2nd place Culture Bowl
Sofia Pitano, 2nd place Culture Bowl
Dylan Brousseau-Vora, 2nd place Culture Bowl

9th Grade:

Sheppard Somers, 1st Vocabulary Bee level II
Duncan Naylor, 1st Vocabulary Bee level II
Govinda Farkas, 2nd Vocabulary Bee level I
Mikayla Ver Pault, 1st Spelling Bee level II
Mikayla Ver Pault, 3rd Poetry grade 9/10

10th Grade:

Gabriela Gallo, 1st Number Bee level I

11th Grade:

Isabella Fraim, 2nd Vocabulary Bee level III
Isabella Fraim, 3rd Poetry grade 11/12
Lauren Russo, 1st Geography level III
Lauren Russo, 2nd Poetry grade 11/12
Max Cheney, 2nd Spelling level II

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 Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Soloway and Mr. Goble for their support, to Madame Kadri for her assistance, to Mrs. Yanovitch for chaperoning the trip, to all the parents who supported their children, and to all the students for supporting their classmates and for representing our school with their enthusiasm, effort and achievements.

To read more about the Waldorf School’s accomplishments at the 2012 Sprachfest Festival, click here(Please note:  You must be a Newsday or Optimum subscriber to view the entire story.)

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