Congratulations to our 2023 DSD I and DSD II Sprachdiplom Recipients

Certificates Awarded on Sept. 30th, 2023 at the German American Club of Santa Monica.

This year, an exceptional group of 50 students passed the DSD I and DSD II German language exams.

On September 30, 2023, many of them and their families came together at the  to accept their certificates during a ceremony attended by over 100 people.

On hand to present the certificates were (back row left) Nancy Hong, Ed.D. Director, Dual Language Immersion and Magnet Programs at GUSD; (back row right) Biggi Schilcher, Director of Operations at Goethe International Charter School; Dirk Schulz, Deputy Consul of the German Consulate Los Angeles; (second row right) Rita Reiff, GASA President; Kirsten Paul, DSD teacher, Goethe International Charter School; and (front row left) Janet Goldsbury, German Teacher, Roosevelt Middle School, GUSD.   

Ukulele Player Pranav Garg and his son Arhaan, one of our honorees, enhanced this celebration by playing and singing Upside Down by Jack Johnson and Over The Rainbow by Iz Kamakawiwoʻole.

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