AATG Article for May 2017

Dennis Boyd

AATG-PAD Study Trip Award Winners Announced

The 2017 AATG-PAD Study Trip Award winners were announced and they include three Ohio German students. There are three award categories, and each of the Ohio winners is in one.

Study Trip Award I winners (non-seniors) receive round-trip air transportation to Germany, live with a host family, attend classes at a Gymnasium, and participate in excursions to places of cultural and historical significance. 39 students were selected for this honor. Ohio student Amita Kharabe from Dublin-Jerome High School, taught by Frau Engberg won this award.

Study Trip Award II winners (seniors) receive round-trip air transportation to Germany. In addition to a two-week school and homestay program, students attend a special international program in major cities across Germany. Ohio student Jesse Zhu from Upper Arlington High School, taught by Frau Fellinger won this award.

AATG Endowment Fund Scholarship winner Andrew Clark from Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, taught by Herr Moore, received a full scholarship including international airfare to participate in the AATG German Summer Study Program for High School Students, a three-week homestay program.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

University of Mount Union student Cody Shearrow (majoring in Exercise Science) was one of 75 American student chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 CBYX for Young Professionals.

The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.

The program consists of three phases:

  1. Two months of intensive German language training
  2. Four months of classes in one’s academic or career field at a university, technical or professional school
  3. Five-month internships in one’s career field

Spring Chapter Meeting Held

The Ohio Chapter of the AATG held its Spring chapter meeting at the Polaris Hilton Hotel in Columbus on Friday, March 31. The chapter meeting was opened by the President of the Ohio Chapter of the AATG, Julie Schonauer. Members were given a brief overview of the November 2016 chapter meeting and the treasurer’s report was presented. Members present discussed potential meeting dates for the Fall 2017 conference in Columbus. Julie Schonauer then provided members present with an overview and then detailed discussion of the results and responses to a survey sent out to members of the Ohio Chapter. No nominations were received for the officer position of second Vice President, so the matter will be taken up again in November 2017 at the Fall chapter meeting. The meeting concluded with a wide-ranging discussion on possible topics and presentation ideas for the Fall conference. The meeting concluded with door prizes given out.

Ohio AATG Fall Conference

The 2017 Ohio AATG Fall conference will be held on Friday/Saturday, November 3-4 at the Hyatt in Worthington. More information, including the topics to be presented and possible workshops for that Saturday, will be available as the date approaches. Please contact Ohio AATG officers with any questions or suggestions.

2017 Ohio AATG Officers

President Julie Schonauer mailto:schonauerj@npschools.org2016 – 2018

1st Vice President Gene Aufderhaar mailto:eaufder@gmail.com2016 – 2018

2nd Vice President OPEN – Election to be held November, 2017

Past President Debbie Page mailto:deborah.page@uc.edu2016 – 2017

Treasurer Dennis Boyd dboyd1@gmail.com 2011 –

& Liaison to OFLA 2016 –

Membership chair Mark Himmelein mailto:himmelm@mountunion.edu2012 –

Testing Chairperson Darlene Lyon mailto:fraulyon@yahoo.com2011 –

Webmaster Mark Himmelein mailto:himmelm@mountunion.eduongoing

Listserv moderator Stephanie Libbon mailto:slibbon@kent.eduongoing

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