On May 1, the Salem High School German Club finished out the year by inducting nine members into the Delta Epsilon Phi National German Honor Society.
This honor society is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German and honors students who have completed at least five semesters of German with an average of at least 3.5 in German and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The new members are: Cayleb Blais, Madi Caldwell, Annette Cano Hernandez, James Copenhaver, Andrew Deese, Riley Evans, Catelyn Jackson, Cole Poulin and Jacobie Spence
Dana Bassford has been selected to receive the 16th Annual Delta Epsilon Phi Scholarship, funded through the German Club’s Advent calendar sale.
The club has had a successful year. Members sold almost 400 Advent calendars in the fall to fund service projects, which included donating money for local families in need, Feeding America and the Salem animal shelter in addition to funding a senior scholarship. Members will volunteer at the Local Colors Festival in Roanoke on Saturday. May 18
A record number of German students at SHS went on a field trip to the Edelweiss German Restaurant in April, where students and teachers were able to sample authentic German foods.
German Club sponsors Diane Rice and Beth Vanderpool are proud of what the club has accomplished this year, as members met the goals of celebrating German-American heritage and increasing global awareness and altruism through community outreach.
- Submitted by Diane Rice