FLORENCE, S.C. – A Wilson High School student will be heading to Chicago to compete in the National German Olympics.
Florence One Schools announced that Wilson junior and International Baccalaureate Lauren Gaskins was one of 14 students across the nation to advance to the Dec. 3-4 event where she will be tested on her ability to read, listen, speak, write and present in German.
Gaskins advanced to the national final after participating in a four-day online competition with 393 students.
If she finishes in the top two, Gaskins will travel to Hamburg, Germany, in the summer of 2022 to compete in the International German Olympiad.
The goal of the competitions is to make young people enthusiastic about Germany and the German language.
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I cover the city of Florence, the county of Florence, the state legislative delegation of Florence County and surrounding areas, and the federal delegation representing the Pee Dee for the Morning News.