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George Klasing Earns SHS First Honors Language Award
George Klasing w Classmates
Congratulations to Springboro High School (SHS) Class of 2024 Graduate George Klasing, who was the recipient of this year’s SHS First Honors Language Award, which was presented at Senior Awards’ Night.

A French student for the past five (5) years, George spent every Friday this past school year with Madame Lamoureux’s Period 3 students helping to teach French Language and Culture to students with special needs in Mr. Yost’s class. George was also a part of the group that participated last Fall in Wright State's French Immersion Day.

Outside of French, George started learning another language, Russian. Through self-teaching and Russian CCP classes online, George was awarded the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Scholarship from the US Department of State. George will be spending 7 weeks this summer studying Russian in Almaty, Kazakhstan at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. After this program, George will be attending the University of Pittsburgh to continue his studies.

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In the summer of 2022, George's French studies led him to be accepted into the Colognes Institute of Foreign Languages program through the Adventist University of France. There, George spent 6 weeks in France mastering the oral and written structures of the French language, learning about possibilities for international careers which require the knowledge of a foreign language, all while immersing himself in the local Francophone Culture.