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32 gifted Pierce students awarded by “CTY Greece”!

October 19, 2017

On Saturday, October 7, the award ceremony of “CTY Greece” (Center for Talented Youth) took place at the “Hellenic World” Cultural Center. At the event 32 Pierce students received the “CTY Greece Talent Search Award” (out of the 38 that took part in total) for their high scores on the assessment tests for the 2016-17 academic year. The competition, which takes place to identify gifted children, is carried out under the auspices of the Ministries of Education of Greece and Cyprus and was created through the partnership of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki and Johns Hopkins University in the USA and the donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

CTY Greece offers students from all around Greece and Cyprus who are intellectually curious and have a thirst for knowledge the opportunity to cultivate their academic skills through extracurricular innovative programs (Online, Weekend and Summer programs) that are supported by a significant number of scholarships. 

The 32 award-winning students are: Christianna Altani, Alkmini Aravantinou, Anastasia Barla, Dimitra Barla, Athina-Maria Dimitrakopoulou, Eleftheriadi Gatsiou, Christos Gazgas, Sotirios Kakos, Lydia Kalaitzidaki, Eirini Kontovounisiou, Efthymia Leivaditi, Danae Levi, Vasiliki-Maria Loukaki, Emmanuel Moschos, Andreas Mourlas, Dimitrios Palaskas, Antonios Panagakos, Loukia Papaefthymiou, Georgios Ploumis, Elli Rizouli, Anastasia Rokoma,  Eleftheria Safarika, Ioanna Sapounaki, Stella Sapounaki, Christina Servou, Danae Sidirofagi, Konstantinos Spartalis, Athanasios-Nikolaos Stamou, Klea Trifoni, Athina Valta, Nikolaos Vitorakis and Maria Vlachou. Nine of the distinguished students took part in the CTY summer program. 

Once again this year (for the 2nd consecutive year), Pierce, in cooperation with Anatolia College, will be an examination center for the CTY Greece competition, which is aimed at the participation of our students in the Center’s extracurricular educational programs. Pierce will offer its students the opportunity to test their abilities in a familiar environment and encourages them to take part in the CTY Greece competition, demonstrating confidence in their abilities and investing in them. 

For details on the programs, the manner of conducting the competition and the terms of participation, see this link.