Holmdel, N.J. – German School of Monmouth County (GSMC) (http://www.germanschoolmc.org) students Cameron Spector of Fair Haven, Laura Vorbach of Spring Lake Heights and Jessica Birk of Holmdel were awarded an Excellence in German Award for scoring more than 90% on the National German Examination, taken by more than 23,000 students nationwide.

“We are proud of our students’ achievement particularly as our program is only three years old,” said GSMC Principal Michaela Greco of Atlantic Highlands. “As we continue to work in a globalized economy, it is important for students to become proficient in a second language, and learn about other cultures."

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PHOTO:  Sara Birk, Laura Vorbach, Cameron Spector

The National German Examination is administered by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), the national organization that represents Germans teachers of all levels of instruction and supports the advancement and improvement of language, literature and culture of the German-speaking countries.

GSMC is a non-profit organization that offers after-school German language enrichment classes for native and non-native children and adults, a pre-school immersion program and parent-child MusikGarten classes for toddlers.  In addition to German classes the school hosts Germanic cultural events including Oktoberfest in Red Bank on September 19, 2010, St. Martin’s  in November 11, St. Nickolas on December 6th, and Fasching (Mardi Gras) in late winter.

For information about upcoming events, including the school’s Oktoberfest fundraiser, visit www.OktoberfestRedBank.com and www.germanschoolmc.org.  Like the school and programs on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/notes/german-school-of-monmouth-county/get-ready-for-the-oktoberfest-in-redbank-2010/103662099680899.

Classes are held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd on the corner of Crawford’s Corner Everett Road in Holmdel, NJ, just off Garden State Parkway Exit 114.

About German School of Monmouth County

Formed in early 2007, German School of Monmouth County (GSMC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit language and culture enrichment program with small group classes, modern teaching methodologies and cultural events from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.  The school fosters the love of language, learning and Germanic heritage of central New Jersey residents. The German School of Monmouth County Inc. (GSMC) admits students of any race, color, religion, creed, gender and national or ethnic origin.  The school is a member the German Language School Conference (GLSC) and American Association of Teachers of German (AATG).  For more information about GSMC and its programs, please visit, www.germanschoolmc.org.