On Saturday February 4th, around 59 students from the German program competed in the area German competition, Houstonfest. THe Heights High School held the competition, and the top five placing students in each event are headed to compete at the State competition at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
“To me I feel like it’s the ability to represent our school positively. I made the club album highlighting German club, and it was cool to turn that into the contest to represent us,” Kirsten Grigson, a Deer Park High School Sophomore, said.
The competition lasted all day with students competing in events ranging from Poetry Memorization, and varying tests, to Bubble Soccer. Most students start working on their various events up to a year before the contest is held. Of the around 59 students who went to contest, 36 placed in the top five for their event and moved onto the state contest held on February 25th.
“I like to make things and its fun to go to contest and hang out with friends. I’m also really interested in my Wendish and German heritage and culture,” Emily Dean, a Sophomore, said.
The state competition is on February 25, giving students a few more weeks to polish up the events they placed in at the local Houstonfest.