German department says Guten Tag to 800 high school students

Nearly 850 high school students and their teachers from Missouri and Illinois will be on Washington University in St. Louis campus, Thursday, April 12, for the 36th annual German Day.

After arriving at Brookings Hall steps, the visitors will be escorted to Graham Chapel for an introductory program. From there, the students will compete in a variety of activities throughout the day, including a Declamation Contest (poetry recitation), spelling bees, skits, student videos, poster contests and a Schnitzeljagd (scavenger hunt) before enjoying lunch on campus. WUSTL professors and graduate students are serving a judges.

The annual event is sponsored by the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures in Arts & Sciences. For more information, visit