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The First Encounters: Menschen begegnen sich Contest

 

As part of the First Encounters: Menschen begegnen sich project for the Year of German American Friendship initiative in 2018/19, students were invited to explore the German roots and First Encounters in their own communities and to document and share their discoveries.

AATG received a dozen entries from high school and college students.

1st Place winners in the contest are Stefania Dzhaman, Bronwyn Garrett, Serenity Lilly, Lara Marinov, and Rowan Trilling-Hansen, students of Jenny Robins at University of Illinois Laboratory High School in Urbana, Illinois. Their video German Immigration to Champaign County, IL. The students interviewed local residents and historians and did research in the Urbana Archives to find out what brought German immigrants to Champaign County in the 1800s.

2nd Place winner is Jamie Kitchens, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder for the video Die Oklahoma Deutschen

3rd Place winner is Jamie Hancock, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder for the video Levi Strauss: die Geschichte des Gründers von Levi Strauss & Co.

1st Place: "German Immigration to Champaign County, Il" 2nd Place: "Oklahoma Deutschen"
3rd Place: "Levi Strauss: die Geschichte des Gründers von Levi Strauss & Co"


 

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