• 39°

James Clemens claims ‘Top School’ at German Day 2020

MADISON – At German Day 2020, students in German classes from James Clemens High School ousted their competitors to win numerous honors, including the prestigious title of “Top School” in Alabama.

In its 25th year, German Day was held at the University of Alabama’s Ferguson Center on March 6. “The schedule was again packed tight with competitions, as well as non-competitive events,” Peggy Boynton said. Boynton teaches German and Latin and is Content Lead for the World Language Department.

German Day allows students to prove proficiency with their acquired knowledge of the German language and culture. “When students are offered a chance to test their skills outside the classroom, they have a sense of accomplishment, often deeper and more meaningful than what just normally occurs inside the classroom,” Boynton said previously.

James Clemens set a new ‘in-house’ record for the school with 36 awards. Faythe Calnon received awards at “Top Heritage Student” and “Most Original Art.”

First-place winners from James Clemens included Riley Hartman, Ryan Hausermann, Faythe Calnon, Alyssa Allenswor, Kaitie Wayne, Bailey Moore, Abigaile Garrigan, Avery Doerk, Dhayne Forde, the entire German 4 and 5 team for “Group Song,” Isaac Lamm, Max Steiner, Falken Sadler, Madeline Schlaman and Aiyana Milligan.

Students with second-place honors were Tyler Tankesley, Abigaile Garrigan, Riley Hartman, Nicole Conaway, Alex Underwood, Zach Hinklemann, Anna Kurucz, the entire German 2 team for “Group Song,” Chloe Williams, Madeline Schlaman and Camille Crosby.

Third-place awards went to Kaitie Wayne, Bailey Moore, Tyler Tankesley, Riley Hartman, Alyssa Allensworth, Faythe Calnon, Mallory Walker, Alex Underwood, Isaac Lamm, Olivia Abney, Max Steiner, Samuel Sepulveda, Anthony Kosinski, Carly Parker, Katie England, Trey Cashon, Max Steiner and Graysen Furber.

The types of spoken or oral events included Dual “Show and Tell” Dialog presentations, individual and group poetry, individual and group song presentation, skits, spelling bee, extemporaneous reading and PowerPoint projects. Students competed in written events for dictation, reading comprehension and geography.

In the category for visual projects, videos in competition must have a script that the student has memorized and will be spoken in German. Poster collage and original art are other options. Students also can compete in T-shirt design, children’s books and scrapbook.

“Lots of work went into all of this by all. These kids went all in and it paid off,” Boynton said.

Madison

Trash Pandas’ ‘A to Z Guide’ answers 100s of questions

Business Today

Trash Pandas’ President and CEO Ralph Nelson Resigns

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 21, 2021

Madison

Nick Samaras earns Eagle Scout rank with signage project at Madison elementary

Madison

Welcome, back! Members return to Madison Senior Center

Harvest

Hogan Family YMCA can boost children’s summer lifestyle, offers $0 join fee

James Clemens High School

Instrumentalists can improve talent at Madison Music Camp

Madison

Madison City Council members to hold town hall meeting Thursday, April 22

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Cotton Row Run Moved To Labor Day From Traditional Memorial Day Date

James Clemens High School

Alabama Consortium for Technology in Education awards James Clemens

Huntsville

Alex Cole earns Eagle Scout rank with school beautification project

Huntsville

‘Into the Woods Jr.’ to unfold on Madison Academy campus

LIFESTYLES -- FEATURE SPOT

What’s the significance of red poppies? American Legion has answers.

James Clemens High School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology selects Yewon Lee for institute

Madison

Elementary students excel in play at State Scholastic Chess Championship

Harvest

Groups can apply for Master Gardeners grant for horticulture projects

James Clemens High School

Madison teens’ yearlong practice culminates in 2021 State Scholastic Chess Championship

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Alabama State Games Offer Academic Scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Exploravision regional win goes to James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Alabama State Games To Offer Academic Scholarships During Opening Ceremony

James Clemens High School

James Clemens shows its tech savvy in Science Olympiad

James Clemens High School

James Clemens Jets Press rates first at All American High School Film Festival

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – April 7, 2021

Bob Jones High School

Sam Uchitel at Bob Jones founds business for Madison CEO

x