February 24, 2024
Texas State University, San Marcos


The steering committee oversees the various areas of competition and meets annually. If you have any questions or comments, please email the Executive Director or Regional Director as applicable.

Steering Committee

Jennifer ChristiansonExecutive Director, Boerne HS
Rustin BuckHoustonfest Director, Ft. Bend
Suzy Holland Sprachfest Director, Warren HS
Madeline O'Bryan Winterfest Director, Ft. Worth
Beth SmithDallas, Founding Member
Gail CopeDallas, Founding Member
Jennifer MartinJordan HS, Katy
Sarah MurrayGrand Oaks HS, Conroe
Heinz SchmidtTompkins HS, Katy
Zach BrownFolk Dance Coordinator, Houston
Mark JohnsonOnsite Director: Houstonfest, Heights HS
Audrey SaathoffPflugerville
J J MelgarWestwood HS, Round Rock
Christopher WickhamSan Antonio
Susanne ThielenOnsite Director: Sprachfest, O'Connor HS
Sandie DieckmanBelton HS/Lake Belton HS, Belton
Candice HoenigBen Barber Innovation Academy, Mansfield
Teresa TuggleSkyline HS, Dallas
Ewa SiwakOnsite Co-Director, Texas State University
Kayla HillOnsite Co-Director, Texas State University


Feb. 9, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. in order to qualify for early-bird price of $12 per student. Online registrations submitted after this point incur the regular registration fee of $15 per student.

Feb. 14, 2024
State online registration due by 11:59 p.m. (regular deadline). Also, postmark deadline for State payment, regardless of whether you completed your online registration by the early-bird or the regular deadline.

Feb. 17, 2024
Digital Event submissions due by 9:00 a.m.

Mary El-Beheri Memorial Scholarship applications due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates

Feb. 24, 2024
Texas State German Contest, 42nd Anniversary, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mar. 10, 2024
Gail Cope Scholarship applications due

Anytime during the school year August 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Spring Teacher Grant applications due

February 22, 2025
Texas State German Contest 2025

Contact Us

Texas State German Contest Director
Jennifer Christianson

Sprachfest/TSGC Mailing Address
Texas State German Contests, Inc.
PO Box 2043
Boerne, TX 78006

Onsite Directors
Dr. Ewa Siwak & Dr. Valentina Glajar
Dept. of Modern Languages
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666

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