“Extra milers are also extra smilers!”
With this very optimistic phrase, Mr. Stefanos Xenakis, an author much beloved by the reading public as well as parent of a Pierce student, began his conversation with Lyceum (B4 and B6) students. As part of their Modern Greek Language and Literature class, our students had the opportunity to talk with the author of much-loved books such as “The Gift,” The Gift 2,” and “Captain.”
The central theme of the discussion was the question of if and when someone, regardless of profession or occupation, can act with a positive attitude and passion in every activity and event in his/her life. Mr. Xenakis related useful, instructive stories from our daily life to our students, offering them a valuable “guide” to life and personal happiness. Our students posed questions to our guest, who responded and talked about a variety of subjects.
Finally, he proposed that students watch interesting talks on Youtube and read books, through which they can seek and acquire habits that will make them happy and effective people with empathy, collective duty and personal responsibility!