This past week the German-American Society of Central New York awarded seven college scholarships to deserving high school seniors in Central New York. Three of those went to my former students: Alexandra Herter, Joshua Moore and Alyssa Sherry. I expect I will be hearing more news of these three fine young people who plan careers in medicine, computer programming and writing. Families and friends celebrated Scholarship Evening.
Not only does the Society provide scholarships enough to cover the costs of books for the year, they offered a wonderful German meal, German music with the zither and singing as well as German dancing. I attended to honor my former students but was very surprised to receive a framed certificate, flowers and plants for my many years of dedication towards German scholarship program and in the support of the Society. This marks the 14th year of such great evening to honor and celebrate German achievement of young students. I have been fortunate to have had winners each year and sometimes as many as three winners. The photos of such a wonderful evening suffice and express more than further words.