Hoggard sophomore selected for prestigious German exchange program

Lila Pfirman first started taking German classes at Hoggard High School because of her family ties to Germany. Now, she’ll spend a year living in the country her grandmother called home until she was a teenager. 

Pfirman, an incoming sophomore, was selected as one of only 100 high school students across the country to receive a full scholarship to study abroad in Germany through the US State Department. She leaves for Germany Aug. 6, and will return to the states next June. 

She said she’s “very grateful and excited about the opportunity, just being able to go somewhere for so long.” 

Pfirman took German class as a freshman at Hoggard because she wanted to learn more about the country where her Grandma lived throughout her childhood. Her teacher provided students with flyers about various study abroad programs, and she knew it was something she wanted to try for.  

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