Bishop Lynch Celebrates German Week

Carol Mayo

german-week-2016During the week of October 3, 2016, the German program at Bishop Lynch High School celebrated National German Week on campus. German Club members and Frau Beth Burau used this week to help promote German language and culture, as well as a way to introduce German as a future language of study for current Bishop Lynch students. “Thanks to a grant from the American Association for Teachers of German, the contests, prizes, and events were fully funded this year,” said German teacher Beth Burau.

The BL Bistro offered various German food options during lunches that week. Sophomore German II student Noelle Pastor said, “I learned about German culture through the German food.” BL alumna Christine Schipper, a local Dallas chef and baker, shared her love of German food with the German II students as a guest speaker.  Connor Chen, another German II student, stated, “I learned about how certain foods are used differently than here in the States.”

Activities took place during lunches and trivia contests were held via the German Twitter account (@BLHSGerman). Kate Dalhausser exclaimed, “I liked the trivia questions.” One of the most popular events was the Guess the Gummis contest, which was held on Tuesday during lunches.  German I student Mary Hess won the contest by guessing the closest number of Haribo gummi bears that were in the container. The photo booth on Wednesday was also quite popular with many German and non-German students participating.

Math teacher Amy Duke exclaimed, “I love German week. The “Got German?” posters hung up around the school were awesome!”