In January 2018, Naomi Schluetter, an eighth grader at East Ridge Middle School, took the Standard AATG (American Association of Teachers of German) National High School Examination at the German School of Connecticut (GSC) at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford.

Naomi ranked 99 in the national percentile range with a score of 94 correct answers out of 100, and received a Gold Certificate. In Connecticut, 56 students took this yearly test, which is administered nationwide to the best high school students studying German.