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15 Students Receive Honors on the National German Exam

Saint John’s Prep is proud to announce the achievements of our students in the National German Exam. The exam taken yearly by over 20,000 students nationwide and by about 1,000 students from Minnesota. The exam tests the reading and listening components and skills as well as grammatical structures. Students in the 90th percentile and higher will be invited by the University of Minnesota in March to demonstrate their speaking abilities in an interview with university professors.

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

Level II

  • Matthew Bolton ‘22 – Silver
  • Libby Pfannenstein ‘22 – Silver
  • Maria Hart ‘19 – Achievement
  • Lukas Uhlenkamp ‘22 – Achievement
  • Clare Duffy ‘22 – Achievement
  • Noelle Buehrer ‘22 – Achievement
  • Kelsey Christensen ‘23 – Achievement


Level III

  • Emily Huang ‘20 – Silver
  • Catie Sikes ‘21– Achievement
  • Carol Vieira De Magalhaes ‘20– Achievement
  • Jack Skahen ‘21- Achievement


Level IV

  • Regan Mies ‘18 – Gold
  • Caitlin Skahen ‘19– Gold
  • Cormac Smith ’19 – Bronze
  • Sam Mortenson ‘20- Achievement

Founded in 1857, Saint John’s Preparatory School is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding International Baccalaureate college preparatory school for students in grades 6-12. For more information, call 320-363-3321 or visit