Randolph-Macon Academy German Language Students Earn Honors

Students from Randolph-Macon Academy attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2014 National German Examinations. Randolph-Macon students earned seven Gold medals, three Silver medals, three Bronze medals, and thirteen Honorable Mentions.  According to the American Association of Teachers of German, which sponsors the exam, over 20,000 students participated in the German National Exams this year.

Students from R-MA have a long history of high achievement on these exams. Stephen Latham is the German instructor at Randolph-Macon.

Those who earned Gold were (German level listed in parentheses):  eighth grader Katia Berger (Level 1); sophomores Ashley Grossman (Level 1), XinYu Hou (Level 1), Albert Chandler Lee (Level 1), and Meghan Melberg (Level 3); and juniors Natalie Pendie (Level 2) and Paige Hollis (Level 3).

Silver winners were sophomore Jake Branham (Level 3), and juniors Rebel Hafner (Level 3) and Shelby Sebring (Level 3). Khanh Pham (Level 1), freshman Dennis Ponn (Level 3), and junior Jonathan Pederson (Level 4) earned Bronze.

Honorable Mention went to eighth graders Sarah Vaughan (Level 1) and Dylan Glascock (Level 1); freshmen Sean Bell (Level 1) and Evan Kelly (Level 1); sophomores Elias Lisle (Level 1), Joseph Monastero (Level 1), and George David Pitts (Level 1); juniors Douglas Brennand (Level 2) and Jacob Dodson (Level 3); and seniors Sabrina Ford (Level 2),  Siqi Xie (Level 3), Ryan Zech (Level 3), and Savannah Rhodes (Level 4). 

Randolph-Macon Academy (R-MA), founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational day and boarding school for students in grades 6 through 12.  Students in grades 9-12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and have the option to participate in a unique flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal, VA.


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