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Great Moment Education - Messenia

On Tuesday, 4 October 2005, the best students of the Messenia region received their awards from EFG Eurobank during a special ceremony at the Elite Hotel.

On Tuesday, 4 October 2005, the best students of the Messenia region received their awards from EFG Eurobank during a special ceremony at the Elite Hotel.  This ceremony was the seventh in a series of 30 events organized by EFG Eurobank in the various Greek regions, as part of its “The great moment for Education” sponsorship programme.

The sponsorship programme, “The great moment for Education”, which was launched by EFG Eurobank in 2003, represents a major educational initiative that further enhances the group’s already strong sponsoring activity in the field of Education, in addition to the fields of Culture, Environment and Sports.

The main aim of this programme is to support and reward school students in their “struggle” for knowledge. EFG Eurobank wishes in this way to make a valuable contribution to the community in which it operates by helping the young generation achieve its high objectives.


The sponsorship programme, “The great moment for Education” is supported by the Ministry of Education and it concerns over 230,000 pupils graduating from senior high school throughout Greece.  In the context of the programme, EFG Eurobank rewards each year the pupil who achieved the highest marks for admission to tertiary education.  The programme includes all 1,300 high schools in Greece, public and private, daily or evening.  The award is accompanied by the amount of  € 1,000, which is deposited in a savings account at an EFG Eurobank’s branch in the relevant city.

The following dignitaries honoured the event with their presence: the representative of Metropolitan Chrysostomos Reverend Polycarpos, the Regional Governor of Messenia Dimitrios Drakos, Regional Councillor Dimitrios Filos, Deputy Mayor Michael Soublis on behalf of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor Grigorios Masouras, Kalamata City Councillors Vasilios Economopoulos, Ms Ekaterini Mavrea and Constantinos Athanasopoulos, together with many local government officials. Were also present Kalamata Secondary Education Director Anastasios Canellopoulos, representing the Ministry of Education and other representatives of primary and secondary education, as well as members of the region’s economic and social life.

Speaking on behalf of Messenia MP Dimitris Sabaziotis, Andreas Asproudas, EFG Eurobank’s Regional Manager, praised the Bank for its support to top students, the nation’s most vital social group.


Reverend Polycarpos, in his address on behalf of Metropolitan Chrysostomos warmly congratulated the pupils and the Bank’s Management for their significant contribution.

The Regional Governor of Messenia took the floor next and stated that through its initiative EFG Eurobank supports education and rewards the pupils’ efforts, giving them the necessary strength to face the challenges of life.

Deputy Mayor Michael Soublis, on behalf of the Mayor of Kalamata Georgios Koutsoulis, thanked the Bank for its support to the students, the people who more than anyone else will be passing on ideas and traditions.

Secondary Education Director Anastasios Canellopoulos congratulated the 23 award-winning pupils and wished them every success in their future endeavours.

Finally, in his short speech, Andreas Asproudas,Regional Manager of EFG Eurobank’s Branch Offices Network in the Peloponnese, stressed that “through its sponsorship program “The great moment for Education ”, which is now in its third successful year, the Bank’s primary aim is to reward the best students and recognize the efforts of young people fighting for their visions with education as their weapon”.


The recipients of the EGF Eurobank awards in Messenia are:

  1. Therodora Andriopoulou, Dorion Comprehensive School
  2. Georgios Georgopoulos, Methoni Comprehensive School
  3. Ioannis Dimitriadis, Diavolitsi Comprehensive School
  4. Anna Dionysopoulou, Kalamata 1st Comprehensive School 
  5. Ariadne Droubali, Koroni Comprehensive School
  6. Dimitra Ziorga, Hora Comprehensive School
  7. Petros Ioannou, Kyparisia Comprehensive School
  8. Theodoros Canellopoulos, Filiatra Comprehensive School
  9. Athina Marcopoulou, Kalamata 3d Comprehensive School 
  10. Vasiliki Berdekli, Androusa Comprehensive School
  11. Antonios Bernakos, Senior Classes, Longa Junior High School
  12. Irini Blana, Kalamata 4th Comprehensive School
  13. Ioannis Bounas, Kalamata 5th Comprehensive School
  14. Georgios Papageorgiou, Gargalianoi Comprehensive School
  15. Maria Papadopoulou, Meligala Comprehensive School
  16. Heleni Petroulaki, Messeni 2nd Comprehensive School
  17. Dimitra Sardeli, Pylos Comprehensive School
  18. Maria Smyrli, Arfara Comprehensive School
  19. Ioanna Solomou, Kalamata 2nd Comprehensive School
  20. Polyzois Soublis, Thouria Comprehensive School
  21. Ekaterini Spourgiti, “Panagiotopoulou” Comprehensive School
  22. Anastasia Stavropoulou, Messeni 1st Comprehensive School
  23. Stavroula Chousea, Kalamata 6th Comprehensive School