Prep Senior Earns 2nd Highest MN Score on National German Exam

Saint John’s Prep is proud to announce the achievements of our students in the National German Exam, including Caitlin Skahen ’19 who earned the second highest score in Minnesota and Sam Mortenson ’20 who earned the sixth highest score in the state.

Caitlin Skahen ’19

Sam Mortenson ’20

Caitlin is the daughter of Jennifer and Sean Skahen of St. Joseph.

Sam is the daughter of Rebecca Dillingham of St. Cloud.

The exam taken yearly by nearly 26,000 students nationwide and by over 600 students from Minnesota. The exam tests the reading and listening components and skills as well as grammatical structures. German at Saint John’s Prep is taught by Teacher Matt Beck.

 

 

Saint John’s Prep Results

Award winners are determined based on performance compared to other students taking the exam, and gold, silver, bronze, and achievement awards are given. Eighteen Saint John’s Prep students are receiving recognition for their scores:

Level II
• Grace Dauer ’25 – Silver
• Sylva Bohannon ‘25 – Silver
• Annika Fines ‘22 – Achievement
• Max Penzkover ‘21– Achievement

Level III
• Libby Pfannenstein ‘22 – Silver
• Matthew Bolton ‘22 – Bronze
• Bennett Ziegler ‘21 – Achievement
• Lukas Uhlenkamp ‘22 – Achievement

Level IV
• Caitlin Skahen ’19 – Gold (2nd in Minnesota)
• Sam Mortenson ‘20 – Gold (6th in Minnesota)
• Lizzy Kolb ’19 – Bronze
• Sichi Onyemeh ‘19 – Bronze
• Carol Vieira De Magalhaes ‘20 – Achievement
• Emily Huang ‘20 – Achievement
• Ethan DeWitt ’19 – Achievement
• Angela Wenner ‘20 – Achievement
• Alton Mies ‘21 – Achievement
• Jack Skahen ’21 – Achievement