2003 Award Recipients

Pericles Camberis Camberis Abassi – Salutatorian of his Fenwick H.S. (Oak Park, Ill.) Class of 2002, is a National AP Scholar, National Merit Finalist, Top 20 in National Chemistry Olympiad, WYSE State Champion in Mathematics & Chemistry and State Champion, ICTM Math Competition; he is pursuing a degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago.

Marika Manolopoulou – A graduate of Good Counsel H.S. (Chicago, Ill.) where she was selected for the National Honor Society and Outstanding Student Award for AP Biology, she has continued her education atOakton Community College, where she was a Presidential Scholar, and nowat the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her honors include the Dean’s List.

Michael Paul Kaplanis – Ranked 1stof 219 in the Class of 2003 at Cardinal Gibbons H.S. (Raleigh, N.C.), his recognitions include:National Honor Society, AP Scholar, Academic All-Conference Football Player, Gr. Orth. Metropolis of Atlanta Archangel Michael Award for Service & Leadership; he is pursuing a degree at Duke University.

Sophia Fotinos – Graduated 8thof 308 in the Class of 2003 at Westlake (Ohio) H.S., her academic recognitions include: Top 10 Student Award, High Honor Roll (8 Semesters), Kiwanis (4 Yrs.); an avid volunteer in her Church and local community, she has raised funds for diabetes research and is pursuing a degree in Biology from the University of Michigan.

Nikki Eleni Thomas – A 2003 graduate of Maine Township H. S. East (Park Ridge, Ill.), her recognitions include: Illinois State Scholar, AP Government/Democracy, National Forensic League, 1st Place-Constitution Contest, and Debate Student of the Year; she is continuing her education at DePaul University in Chicago.

Ioanna Maria Yakoumatos-Hawley – A graduating Senior at St. John’s Literary Institution at Prospect Hall (Frederick, Md.), she is aNational Honor Society member, a “Big Sister,” and active in volunteerism and athletics; she is pursuing her interest and talents in the graphic, visual and performing arts at Carnegie Mellon University.

“A nation’s treasure is in its scholars.”