In the context of the events organized by Eurobank EFG to reward the best students from all Greek high schools who obtained the highest grades for admission to tertiary education, the 5th award ceremony was held in
The sponsorship programme, "The Great Moment for Education”, which was launched by Eurobank EFG in 2003, is implemented with the support of the Ministry of Education and is one of the most important sponsorship initiatives of the Eurobank EFG Group that has chosen to be actively involved within the community by lending its support to the fields of Education, Culture, Environment and Sports. Through this programme, awards have been given until today to 4,000 students in
The main aim of the “The Great Moment for Education” programme is to reward young people's efforts in their pursuit of knowledge and to recognize those who have achieved excellence and who represent a prospect and guarantee for the future.
Eurobank EFG wishes by means of these symbolic awards to promote the timeless significance of the values that inspire and guide young people as they strive for a worthy future marked by creativity and innovative thinking.
In the context of the programme, which concerns over 230,000 pupils graduating from senior high school throughout
The award is accompanied by the amount of € 1,000, which is deposited in a savings account at a Eurobank EFG branch in the relevant city.
The following dignitaries honored the event with their presence: Cyclades MP Ioannis Homatas, the Catholic Bishop of Syros, Thera and Crete Frangiskos, the representative of the Metropolitan of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea and Milos, the Sub-prefect of Kea Stefanos Lepouras, the Cyclades Regional Councilor Elias Gaviotis, the Mayor of Poseidonia Dimitrios Roussos, the Deputy Mayor of Ermoupolis Dimitrios Gryparis, the President of the Ermoupolis Municipal Council Antonis Markoulis, Ermoupolis Municipal Councilors Ms. Anna Vafia and Dionysis Leontaritis, Spyridon Miliotis, Emmanuel Pavlos and other representatives of local and regional government. The Regional Director of Primary and Secondary Education for the South Aegean Ms. Vasiliki Tea, the Director of Secondary Education for the region of the Cyclades Mihalis Fakorellis, the Head of the Cyclades Physical Education Department Ms. Sofia Pantelidou also attended the event at which the University of the Aegean was represented by Assistant Professor Nicolaos Sapidis, Department of Product and System Design Engineers. Also present at the ceremony were the Prosecutor of the Court of Appeal Ioannis Tzagournis, the 2nd Vice-President of the Cyclades Chamber Leonardos Roussos, the Commander of the Syros Navy Base Dionysis Giatras, the Syros Harbor-Master Leonidas Manolakos, as well as many members of the region’s economic and social life.
Cyclades MP Ioannis Homatas, who took the floor first, congratulated Eurobank EFG for its sponsorship programme which is aimed at society’s most sensitive sector, Education and youth. MP Homatas commented that this is an extremely important programme that brings moral and material support to young people as they start on their professional career.
The Deputy Mayor of Ermoupolis, Dimitrios Griparis, noted that the Eurobank EFG awards not only recognize the school champions in knowledge, but their families as well and commended the Bank for its important initiative.
In his address, His Eminence Frangiskos, Catholic Bishop of Syros, Thera and Crete, congratulated the students for responding to their parents’ sacrifices by achieving excellence, the parents for standing by their children, the teachers because these awards attest to the quality of their teaching and Eurobank EFG for its sensitivity to Education.
The representative of His Eminence the Metropolitan of Syros, Tinos, Andros, Kea and
Nicolaos Sapidis, Assistant Professor at the University of the
The Regional Primary and Secondary Education Director for the
PASOK MP for the Cyclades Panagiotis Rigas and the Sub-prefects of Milos Panagiota Kalogeraki and Paros Grigoria Protolati, sent messages of congratulations to the students, their parents and Eurobank EFG.
An honorary plaque was given to the
Finally, in his short speech, Eurobank EFG Regional Manager Fotis Bakoyannis stressed that “responding to the challenges of the new era our Bank encourages youth to focus on learning and progress by introducing this institution. At a time when many of the traditional values, which underpinned the development of our society, are being questioned, we must recognize and reward the best, those who set objectives for themselves and choose the difficult path of strenuous effort in order to attain them”.
The recipients of the Eurobank EFG awards for the region of the
1. Iakovos Armenis,
2. Evangelos Vafias, Naxos Comprehensive School
3. Eftychia Vitzileou, Naousa Comprehensive School, Paros
4. Alexandra Voulgari, Senior Classes, Gavrio High School, Andros
5. Asemina Glynou, Andros Comprehensive School
6. Christos Gourdoukis, Paros Comprehensive School
7. Anna Zarani, Syros 2nd
8. Anna Zouganeli,
9. Ioannis Karpouzis, Syros 1st
10. Maria-Anna Kapsimali,
11. Irene Kolyda, Senior Classes,
12. Ourania Nomikou, Senior Classes,
13. Georgia Papadopoulou, Senior Classes,
14. Ioannis Siotos,
15. Isabella Spanou,
16. Irene-Maria Tsipi, Senior Classes,
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