This year’s recipient of the National German Award for Outstanding Senior is Jennifer Jenson. Jennifer will earn her Bachelor of Arts in German in addition to a major in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an art history emphasis from Brigham Young University this June, and this fall, she will begin her work towards a Ph.D. in Germanic Studies. Her primary research interests will center on memory and trauma in German post-war and contemporary literature dealing with World War II, with the aim of contributing to the understanding of how Germans as a society have searched for healing and why it continues to elude them. Upon completion of her graduate degree, Jennifer plans to be a German professor, helping students to find the love of German culture and literature that her own professors have inspired in her. Congratulations, Jennifer, and best of luck as your begin your studies!
“Thank you (and the Board of Directors) so very much for this award! Knowing the high quality of my fellow German students, I feel incredibly honored and humbled to have been selected as the recipient. I am excited to continue my German studies in the fall in order to achieve my goal of becoming a German professor one day, an occupation that will allow me to deepen my understanding and love for the German language and culture while also sharing this love with my future students. Again, thank you very much!”