Wilson student advances to finals in German Olympics
Rebecca Liu, a sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program at Wilson High School, has advanced to the National Final Round of the International German Olympics 2018. Liu is one of the top 14 students in the U.S. to prevail in this competition.
The selection and announcement of the winners were made by the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Based on the motto “Be The One,” the Goethe-Institut Chicago is searching for two “Olympic athletes” to represent the USA in Freiburg, Germany next summer. The participants will prove their knowledge of the German language and culture in a competition with students from 50 different nations. Liu will travel to Chicago to participate in the US Final Round held as an “Olympic pentathlon” – reading, listening, speaking, writing and presenting will be tested. In this all expenses-paid trip, she will visit the Christkindlmarket, a German-style Christmas market in Chicago and will also be able to view the Chicago skyline from the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower.
Liu is a student of Dr. Lucia Huang, German teacher at Wilson High School.