Veritas Establishes Chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ), National German Honor Society

National German Honor Society

LANCASTER, PA — Veritas Scholars Academy this week announces the formation of a chapter of Delta Epsilon Phi (ΔΕΦ), the National Honor Society for High School Students of German.

Delta Epsilon Phi recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of learners of the German language. The organization was founded in 1968 by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) to reward scholastic achievement in the study of German and to promote interest in the study of German language, literature, and civilization.

“German language learning has been part of our course offerings for nearly ten years, and we are very pleased at the opportunity to formally recognize our high school VSA students who are pursuing German,” said Veritas Scholars Academy Headmaster Dr. Bob Cannon. “I look forward to the induction of our first German honor students this Spring.”

German language courses are one of four modern language disciplines offered by Veritas Scholars Academy (VSA), along with French, Spanish, Chinese, and the ancient languages of classical Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Current German teachers at VSA are Beth Lucas and Rob Shearer.

VSA German teacher Rob Shearer echoed Dr. Cannon’s sentiments. “Our VSA German students have already demonstrated what they have accomplished in their diligent efforts to master a challenging language. I’m very excited about the new German Honor Society and the networking, scholarship, and advancement opportunities it will bring.”

The German program at VSA launches with reading and translating German short stories, eventually advancing to the translation of works by well-known German authors like Brothers Grimm, Goethe, and Schiller. Students advancing to higher levels of German have the opportunity for dual-enrollment college credit with Cairn University.

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