• NTHS Hosts German Delegation; Student Earns Scholarship to Study Abroad

    North Tonawanda High School was chosen as one of three Western New York schools to be visited by a delegation from the German Parliament on May 3. German Visitors

    The mission of the delegation from Germany was to promote the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship. Members of the German Bundestag (Parliament) were in various U.S. cities to encourage students to apply for the scholarship which offers students the opportunity to study for a full year abroad, live with a host family and attend language courses and a German high school. All program costs are paid in full and the approximate value of the scholarship is over $13,000.

    NTHS was chosen because of its strong German program, its exchange program with its partner school near Hamburg, Germany and the fact that more students from NTHS have won the Congress-Bundestag Scholarship than any other high school in Western New York.

    Past winners of the scholarship include NTHS graduates Lisa Heim, Cody LaRocque, Jason Offerman, Nicole Schmidt and Mallory Young. This year, NTHS has another winner, Katlyn Brown, who will spend the 2011-12 school year in Germany.

    Pictured above (left to right) Robert Lucas, NTHS German teacher, Eric Pust, aide and translator for the German delegation, Steffen-Claudio Lemme, member of the German Parliament representing Thüringen, Dana Hoffman, NTHS Assistant Principal, Gregory Woytila, Superintendent of the NTCSD, Dr. Peter Böhm, Professor of German at Canisius College and Bartholomäus Kalb, member of the German Parliament representing Bavaria.