Delta Epsilon Phi:  The German Honor Society

(Visit our Facebook Page for Pictures of our Induction Ceremony and Members)

This a nationwide honor society established to recognize high school students of German who excel in the study of German language, literature and culture.  There are over 500 chapters nationwide. Alpha Rho, the chapter at Big Walnut High School was established in 1992.


~Students must be in their third semester of German study

~Students must have a 3.66 GPA in their German courses

~Students must have a 3.0 overall GPA

~Students must participate in the induction ceremony

~Students must participate yearly in activities to promote the study of German

~ Students must maintain a good behavioral and academic record to maintain memberbship

Induction Ceremony

Delta Epsilon Phi inducts its new members each year during the month of March. Parents and family members are invited to come to this candle light ceremony which takes place in the high school auditorium.  Members who have been previously inducted are in charge of the ceremony.

Some Service of Activities of Past and Current Members

~Teaching German at the elementary school(s)

~Teaching elementary students about Christmas customs in Germany and Austria

~Talking to students in the Middle School about the German Program at the Big Walnut High      School

-tutoring students peers

Current Members at Big Walnut High School

Anderson, Leif

Bailey, Caitlyn

Hart, Samantha

Hoppe, Brendan

Kaiser, Hannah

Pascal, Samantha

Segars, Benjamin

Sena, Alyssa

Max Hemingway

Liesel Houser

Ursula Lang

Vera Maloche

Klaus McCullough

Otto Rutkowski

Friedrich Thompson

Anna Anderson

Rita Baker

Christoph Charles

Christoph Compton

Otto Fletcher

David Lott

Lukas McKelvey

Fritz Shinkle

Klara Stooksbury

Rosa Yuhas