Va. Students to Study in Bonn

Lufthansa Airlines, in cooperation with the German Ministry of Education and the Virginia Department of Education, is sponsoring a free, two-week visit to Germany for 240 Virginia high school students to celebrate the beginning of transatlantic flights between Washington Dulles International Airport and Frankfurt.

The Alexandria students, who were chosen by local school officials, are Kevin Alston, Jennifer Braun, Doug Hall, Sarah Ogu, Beth Ramsay, Michael Reese, Catherine Sheil, Brian Stockes, Theron Taggart and Frances Trainor. The students, who have completed two years of German with above-average grades, will stay with host families in Bonn.

Foreign Language Academies

The Virginia Department of Education is offering French, German and Spanish academies and an Asian studies program this summer to immerse students a language of their choice.

Chosen for the French academy at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton were Leigh K. Johnson and Leyl S. Master of T.C. Williams High School. Selected for the German academy at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Hampton were Suzanna Kang and Jennifer E. von Rautenfeld from T.C. Williams.

The student chosen for the Spanish academy at Clinch Valley College in Wise, Va., was Rebecca Doggett from T.C. Williams.

The students, who attend private and public schools, were nominated by their schools then selected by a state committee. Applicants had to submit an essay and a recording in their chosen foreign language.

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