Actually, I did not expect to get the scholarship, “says Friederike Hillesheim. The 15-year-old knows that inexpensive abroad in adolescents are in great demand. Nevertheless, she applied to the working group profit youth exchange organizations (AJA). The AJA has established itself in addition to numerous commercial suppliers with now socially oriented exchange programs and trying to fill gaps in the government-sponsored programs.
A condition for an AJA scholarship is community involvement. That was no obstacle to the student of Otto-Nagel-Gymnasium. Last year, they took care of in the Catholic parish Biesdorf to a disabled student who was preparing for Communion. In addition, she is involved in her school in the project “work4peace”, with the students helping people in the developing world. Moreover Friederike organized with other students of the high school in December a fundraiser for women in Zimbabwe. More than 2000 euros were raised here.
Friederike’s grades at school are excellent also. Last year was on their testimony a single two, in all other subjects they had a one.
Of course, in French, which she learned as a second language alongside English on Otto-Nagel-Gymnasium. During their stay they will visit the eleventh class at a French high school. Life it is in a French family in the small town Tannay in France’s Burgundy region. Also about the family she already has some information. It includes three children, seven, nine and eleven years old. First contacts already existed email. In August we go.
Around the same time traveling Friederikes older sister for volunteer service to Auckland, New Zealand. “This is of course difficult to know both children abroad,” said mother Anita Hillesheim.
However, the lawyer sees the chance for their daughters to study in other countries important for life. “I have finished school in 1990 in the GDR. Such possibilities we had as students do not, “she explains.
The ausgelobte by Stadtwerke energy Jena-Pößneck and the city of Jena Walter Dexel Scholarship in 2015 to Thomas Sperling. This was announced today. Already for the 19th time thus receives a Jena artist endowed with EUR 5 000 price. Thomas Sperling was the distinction awarded for his commitment as “the” driving force of the lively and artistic progressive Jena electronic music scene. Of particular importance is the he founded label “joy of dancing”. The new Adzes Prize winner Thomas Sperling is presented to the public on Monday – JenaTV minute reports in the Journal.