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German Students Compete in Sewanee

German Students Compete at Frühlingsfest

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Sewanee’s German department hosted Frühlingsfest, the Tennessee AATG’s annual competition and celebration of student achievements. High school students from Nashville, Cleveland, Knoxville, and Kingsport showed their knowledge of German language and culture in events throughout the day. In the morning, students performed skits and songs, recited poetry, and competed in a vocabulary bee. The highlight of the morning was the karaoke competition led by Jana Engle from Dobyns-Bennett High. After a Schnitzeljagd (scavenger hunt) around the center of campus, teams from each school went head to head  for trophies in a language quiz bowl and a culture quiz bowl.  Between the rounds, everyone enjoyed looking at the entries in the art events and tasting the student-made treats in the baking competition. The day concluded with prizes awarded to individual winners and the overall champions, Hume-Fogg High in Nashville. The event ran smoothly thanks to the help of the teachers and chaperones from each school, graduate students from Vanderbilt, and Sewanee students.