The National German Exam is given each January to more than 25,000 high school students across the nation. Harford Christian School students regularly score in the higher percentiles and this year was no exception.
Ten of the 20 HCS students taking the national exam scored in the top 20 percent. Five finished in the top 10 percent.
High scorers were Ann Cornwell, Lysette Druyor, John Wilson, Leah Edwards, Caroline Harris, Shaune Young, Patti Lynn Good, Sue Edwards and Nicole Neidhardt and Conner Smith.
Lysette Druyor won honors with a perfect score in Comprehension and Susannah Edwards was one of the three top scorers in Maryland. Caroline Harris was in the top 5 percent. HCS seniors Ann Cornwell, John Wilson and Shaune Young placed in top rank for the third consecutive year.
The students are enrolled in second, third and fourth year German classes at Harford Christian.
The national exam is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German, the professional foreign language organization. For the last 11 years, Harford Christian has led all schools in Harford County in the number of students above the 90th percentile.
An awards ceremony recognizing the top achievers in Maryland and Washington, D.C., is scheduled for May in Baltimore's Zion Church. The event is sponsored by the German Society of Maryland and the American Association of Teachers of German.
Peggy Nickson is HCS instructor of German, having instituted the program in 1998. Harford Christian School is a private, non-denominational K4 to 12th grade school in northern Harford County, near the town of Dublin on Route 136.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun