National German Exam Committee

The National German Exam (NGE) is a test given annually to more than 15,000 high school students of German across the United States and internationally. The NGE is not meant to be a proficiency assessment, but rather an opportunity for students to receive reinforcement and recognition for their accomplishments in the German classroom. Depending upon their score, students can earn certificates, medals, cash prizes, and may even qualify for a scholarship for summer study in Germany. 

The NGE Committee is composed of German-teaching professionals from various high schools, colleges, and universities across the country, led by two co-chairs. The Committee is responsible for writing items for the exams and developing the finalized exam forms each year. In addition to the general working sessions, each committee member spends hours taking care of specific tasks such as answering correspondence, record keeping, analyzing previous year performance, and advocating for the exams.

National German Exam Committee

Karl-Georg Federhofer
Committee Co-Chair
Jonas Strecker
Jonas Strecker
South Forsyth High School
Committee Co-Chair
Katrina Bauerlein
Katrina Bauerlein
NYS Certified German teacher, grades 7-12 German Teacher Mahopac High School
Committee Member
Judith Benz
Committee Member
Robert Dougherty
Robert Dougherty
German Teacher Montgomery Bell Academy
Committee Member
Katrina Griffin
Committee Member
Regina M Guhl
Committee Member
Matthew Harring
Matthew Harring
Plainfield South High School
Committee Member
Meagan K Tripp
Meagan K Tripp
Assistant Professor of German
Committee Member