Every year, the members of the Hellenic Cultural Center Of Florida “Prometheus” show their appreciation for students who excel in learning the Greek language and culture by offering an award to one student from each school in the Tampa Bay area.

This year, the nominated student representing our Plato Academy Schools was an 8th grader, Eleni Schmidgal. Eleni, who apart from her daily effort in learning and her enthusiasm for the Greek language, also succeeded in the A2 Greek Language Certification test last year!

Plato Academy Students excel in Greek language certification tests
Plato Academy Students with their Greek language certificates in hand, on October of 2019.

The award ceremony took place at the Cultural Center’s main location in Tarpon Springs on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Students, family members, and teachers were present with evident feelings of pride and joy. The President of the organization, Ms. Efi Vasileiou, praised the work and accomplishments of the students followed by Ms. Alexandra Lazidou, a proponent of Greek education, who showed her support toward keeping the Greek spirit alive.

From left to right: The President of the Hellenic Cultural Center of Florida Ms. Efi Vasileiou, Plato Academy Student Eleni Schmidgal, proponent of Greek language education Ms. Alexandra Lazidou, and journalist Mr. Stavros Marmarinos.
The Director of the Greek Department for Plato Academy Schools Mr. Konstantinos Aretis has been a teacher for 24 years.

At Plato Academy, we wish all students a life full of successes, and we hope that they’ll maintain the spark of enthusiasm and love for Greek culture in each stage of their life, remembering fondly their time learning with us.