Prairie Ridge junior, Erin Mahon, recently won a place in the competitive Study Bridge program. Study Bridge is designed to prepare U.S. High Schoolers for study at a highly accredited university in Germany.
Erin, who wishes to study chemical or material engineering, initially found out about the opportunity in her German class at PRHS.
“Erin is a model student and naturally curious. She works hard every day in class and always has a positive attitude," said Jameson Higgins, Prairie Ridge German teacher. "I am so proud of her for exploring Germany as an opportunity for her future and I am confident she will be successful.”
Now that she is accepted to the program, Erin has begun supplemental, online German language studies with her colleagues across the U.S. In July, she will join them for a summer course in Germany to continue to improve her language and intercultural training.
"By studying in Germany, I hope to learn more about the culture and gain a new perspective. I also want to further my education in engineering and science, and I feel that I can really achieve this by studying at one of the top universities in Germany for STEM. On top of that, education in Germany would really set me up for many job opportunities and connections,” said Erin Mahon, Prairie Ridge junior.
Erin is the second student from D155 to be selected for this program. Max Bradford of CLS is currently studying in Germany as a Study Bridge Scholar.