March 4, 2022
Two USCHS teams place third at German Day competition
Two teams of Upper St. Clair High School students earned third place finishes at the 22nd annual Three Rivers German Day competition on March 3, 2022, at Washington & Jefferson College.
Placing third in the Culture Bowl trivia competition was the team of Patrick Pinchinat, Markella Jahn, Simon Teasdale and Rebecca Kopaz. The students are enrolled in IB German 4, taught by Mr. Jacob Reis.
A team of Mr. Reis’s IB German 5 students that includes Grace Copenhaver, Sambav Saggi, Evan Barker and Linus Friedman placed third in the drama competition with their skit, “Der Besuch der Alten Dame (The Visit),” by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
In addition, German Club members Addison Haerr and Raegan Kuhn participated in the painting competition. The German Club is sponsored by Ms. Lynne Kopaz.
According to the competition’s website, “every year around 400 students from middle and high schools in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia compete in linguistic, artistic and performance-based competitions. Local students demonstrate their ability to speak the language, understand the culture, and have fun with a language spoken in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and all over the world as a language of business.”
Individual competition categories include writing, art, poetry recitation, proverb poster and technology. Groups could compete in music, drama and the Cultural Bowl trivia competition.