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Wilson Student to Compete in International German Olympics 2020

Sophie Watson, a junior at Wilson High School, has advanced to the National Final Round of the International German Olympics 2020. Watson is one of the top 14 students in the US to prevail in this competition.

Sophie Watson

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 Dresden, Germany next summer. The participants will prove their knowledge of the German language and culture in a competition with students from 50 different nations.

On December 6-7, Watson 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, Watson will visit the Christkindlmarket, a German-style Christmas market, in Chicago and will also be able to view the beautiful Chicago skyline from the Willis Tower.

Watson is a student of Dr. Lucia Huang, German teacher at Wilson High School.  For more information on the IB Program at Wilson High School, contact Brian Howell