One of St. Edward’s own, Max Kovacs, is studying abroad this year in Germany. Max is doing this as a part of the Rotary Club of Medina’s Exchange Student Program. The club sends about 75 students annually overseas all over the world. Max will be in the German district and attended a language camp for four weeks before he went. The club provides a hundred dollars a month for spending and also paid for his trip that cost approximately $2,000. Max, who now goes to school
with Germans, attends every class except religion where all students are split for religion class. He will be taking a com- bination math class, learning algebra and geometry in the same year. In the German educational system, a student is deemed destined for college in fourth grade with an aptitude test. Those that do not score high enough for college are sent to trade school.
Max lives in the Moseville River wine region near the city of Trier, Ger- many. This city is one of the oldest cities in all of Germany. Max attends the school of Nikolaus-von-Kues-Gymnasium in Berkastle-Kues. The Rotary Club is well known for returning students’ perfor- mances once they return to their original high school in Ohio. They say that when abroad, students learn faster and are more apt to do extra-curriculars. This is just another example of an Eagle going above and beyond and into a foreign classroom that doesn’t speak his language.