Thirty-three students from St. John's Prep School who are studying German (levels 2, 3, and 4)competed with more than 700 students in Minnesota and more than 24,000 students nationwide in the 2010 National German Exam for High School Students. This exam is organized by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). Of these 33 students, 22 students scored on or above the 85th percentile.
Included in the top scoring was Patrick Arnold, son of John and Margaret Arnold of Kimball. Arnold, in German Level 2, scored in the 82 percentile and his ranking in Minnesota was 51st out of 350.