Monday, October 26, 2009


Students from the Kurfürst-Ruprecht-Gymnasium in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany visited Hanover High for two weeks in September and October. The 15 students stayed with local host families. HHS German teacher Uwe Goodall-Heising writes: German students had their own schedules and participated in Social Studies and English classes. Some even took tests and got them corrected. They also helped me in my German classes. These photos show German and American students in class and visiting Ben & Jerry's headquarters in Vermont. The German students attended a Hanover football game; the two in jerseys are Maren Klohr & Sophie Christman.

Hanover was among the first high schools to enroll in the German-American Partnership Program. The connection was later lost, but as of December 2008 HHS is an official member of the Program again. Students from both schools had visited each other in 2007/2008 under the Music Department's supervision. This fall students of both schools will visit each other under the umbrella of the Program for the first time. The GAPP is a non-profit high-school exchange program sponsored by the German Foreign Office and by the US Department of State.