We are proud to announce that Konrad Kissling, one of our exchange students from Germany, won the Otto Wels Award in Germany and was presented his award via Zoom at noon this past Wednesday.
Otto Wels, (15 September 1873 – 16 September 1939) was a German politician who served as a member of parliament from 1912 to 1933 and served as the chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 1919 until his death in 1939. His 1933 speech in the Reichstag in opposition to Hitler and against the Enabling Act marked the end of the Weimar Republic prior to the Act passing into law.
Each year, The Social Democratic Party awards this price This award goes to young people who creatively work with the question: "how do you ensure democracy and keep it strong and resistant?" This year participants were able to choose between two tasks: the first one was to make a creative project visualizing democracy or to write a speech on how Otto Wels would present a speech and present this today.
Konrad chose to write a speech. After observing, thinking, watching the news, reading about the historical pieces he has learned, a few days before the deadline, he wrote and subnmitted his winning speech. A few days ago he learned that he was selected as one of the winners and got invited to this event.
At this event President of the Bundestag Bärbel Bas (like speaker of the house), Leader of the Social Democratic Party in the Bundestag Rolf Mützenich and many more high ranking politicians of the SPD were present. Konrad was introduced by Emily Vontz, youngest member of the Bundestag. While Konrad placed third, his was the only speech awarded this year. He earned a 900 Euro prize for his efforts
NICE WORK KONRAD!
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