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Ariadni Papouli on the Student Advisory Board of the Diamond Challenge (Delaware University)

The IB1 Pierce student, Ariadni – Anthi Papouli, last year’s award-winner of the Competition for Youth Entrepreneurship Diamond Challenge (Award “Waste and Recycling Innovation” and a cash prize) will be a member of the Diamond Challenge Advisory Board for the Competition that will be held in the academic year 2021-22!

Ariadni was a candidate for this position. She went through an interview, and she will be the first Member in the history of the competition of the Committee who is from Greece. The Committee consists of 28 members – selected students from all over the world – who make a contribution with their opinion regarding the organization and the promotion of the competition internationally.

The competition, established in 2012, takes place in 35 countries, under the auspice of the Horn School of Entrepreneurship of the University of Delaware ( and since 2018, Pierce has hosted the Greek Final Competition “Pitch Event.” In last year’s competition, Ariadni – Anthi Papouli and Stephania Vasileiadou (A Lyceum students) came in 1st place in Greece with the student virtual business “Earthlips” and then went on to win the Award “Waste and Recycling Innovation,” in the online final, in the USA.

For the academic year 2021-22, Pierce will host the 4th Diamond Challenge Competition with the approval of the Ministry of Education.

Congratulations Ariadni on your success! May you always make a contribution to your fellow students and to the environment, in Greece and worldwide!