Group photo of 5 PHS students holding a globe and their certificates

These Plymouth High School students have earned Wisconsin Global Scholar Certificates for meeting extensive criteria established by the state

PHS students earn Wisconsin Global Scholar Certificates

Posted June 5, 2017

Five Plymouth High School seniors – Nadine Dragan, Josh Hafemann, Abigail Phelps, Myah Palechek and Madelyn Mueller – have earned Wisconsin Global Scholar Certificates.

PHS helped lead the way on this state Department of Public Instruction initiative, as the PHS Global Studies Certificate served as a model for the DPI certificate. The PHS certificate was created by Spanish teacher Laura Koebel several years ago after she adapted a similar program at Milwaukee’s University School to the PHS curriculum and wove in qualities important for global citizens.

The first PHS Global Studies Certificates were awarded to Kate Gavin, Fred Phelps and Kaitlyn Schneider in 2013, and 2014 PHS grad Kathryn Boening received one of the first seven state certificates.

In order to receive a state certificate, students must:

  • Earn four credits in one world language.
  • Earn four credits in courses with global content.
  • Complete reflections on eight books with global content or up to four reflections on art, music, or film.
  • Participate in cultural activities and presentations.
  • Perform at least 20 hours of global service learning.

Learn more:
• Explore the Innovative Opportunities section of our District Report Card to learn more about the unparalleled opportunities for international experiences available to our students.