German College Scholarships

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.






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22 Responses to German College Scholarships

  1. Iriz Chan says:

    What a fulfilling job you have, giving so much value to many people. I could tell their gratitude and respect for you. Well deserved token of appreciation! Congratulations! 🙂

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    • I have indeed been blessed in life to have been a teacher for 48 years. I am convinced these students will give back to others what I gave them and be role models and leaders. Thank you for your congratulatory words. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend.


  2. Annika Perry says:

    What a lovely occasion and you thoroughly deserve to be spoilt a bit too! ❤️ Congratulations on having a winner every year!! Warmest wishes to you, Mary Ann and hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.😀

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    • Thanks for such nice remarks. It is good to celebrate these students. We have gorgeous spring weather now, and it’s hard to do things inside the house. You too: have a marvelous weekend in the UK. How is your weather now?

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      • Annika Perry says:

        We did have a few days of lovely warm Spring weather with lunch outside and lots of gardening time – now the cold winterish wind has returned and possible snow in London tomorrow!! The pots are flowering beautifully though.

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      • Sometimes Old Man Winter doesn’t want to let go. I too have moved some pots outdoors but not for long. We can’t really count on steady warm weather until late May. Snow in London? My, my.

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  3. BunKaryudo says:

    That was so nice that all your work over the years was recognized. I was also interested in the German meal and music. I’m not sure I’d be much good at the dancing though, not with my two left feet.

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  4. Oh this is such a ‘Good News’ Story, in a time when it’s important to tell them. You must be so proud of your three Scholarship recipients, and how great is it to have received an Award yourself.
    Thank you for sharing. It is important joyful work you do Mary Ann. 🌎

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    • JoHanna – I truly appreciate your kind words. It is so thoughtful to say them to me. I like to celebrate the good life. And there is much good in this story to celebrate. Again, thank you, lovely lady for reminding me that I do joyful work. 🙂

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  5. Congratulations! It’s wonderful to see young people that you taught moving on successfully. The arts organization that I volunteer with gives away scholarships to students pursuing further education in art. It’s one of my favorite things we do!

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    • Kudos to you for supporting the arts! My heart is gladdened every time the Society helps young people achieve life’s goals. Knowing other languages, peoples and cultures leads to greater tolerance in this global society of ours. Grateful for your attention. Enjoy the weekend. 🙂

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