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ATHLETICS Young Greek American Athletes Shine in Orlando The AHEPA National Athletic Department presented awards to scholar-athletes at its Athletic Luncheon held at the 91st Supreme Convention, August 22, 2013, Orlando, Fla. The luncheon presented a special opportunity to recognize young Hellenes who excel in their individual sports and display excellence in the classroom, on the field of athletics and volunteerism within their respective communities. They are committed to perpetuating and promoting these ideals, all part of the AHEPA family's mission. "The 2013 National Scholar-athlete honorees are all truly deserving of the accolades they will receive," said Supreme President Dr. Grossomanides. "Each recipient has worked extremely hard and demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to reach the great heights in their respective sport. Moreover, they also have demonstrated excellence in education, a valued facet of our mission." The National Scholar-athlete Award recipients were: * Sophia S. Sourlis, Timonium, Maryland (Lacrosse, Duke University), who received the Kimon Doukas Collegiate-Athlete Award; * Ian P. Pappas, Park Ridge, Illinois (Swimming, Loyola Academy), who received the Franklin Manios Scholar-Athlete and Service Award; * Andreas S. Christopulos, Andover, Massachusetts (Football, Andover High School), who received the AHEPA Boosters Club Award; * Corinne Candilis, Arlington, Massachusetts (Lacrosse, Winsor School), who received the John Peter Vlahos Scholar-Athlete Award; * Luke Smith, St. Clairsville, Ohio (Football, St. Clairsville High School), who received the Louis G. Manesiotis Scholar-Athlete Award; and * Nicholas E. Thiros, Layton, Utah (Soccer, Layton High School), who received the Dr. Monthe N. Kofos Scholarship. The Athletic Scholarship and Awards Committee continues to receive a significant number of applications and the recipients were all first-class quality student-athletes that make their own families and also the AHEPA family extremely proud. Honoree Corinne Candilis displays her scholar-athlete award with Selection Committee Chairman, Gregory J. Stamos. Chapter 123 Successfully Hosts 53rd Annual National Bowling Tournament George Karras, National Bowling Director AHEPA Chapter 123, Hammond, Ind., hosted the 53rd Annual AHEPA National Bowling Tournament, April 20-21. Forty-eight Ahepans from thirteen chapters gathered on Saturday at Plaza Lanes in Highland, Indiana, to compete in the Singles and Doubles events. Ted Vrehas and Peter Stamiris (Hammond Chapter 123) finished first and second in the Singles event with a total pin fall of 818 and 781 respectively. Peter Anton (Chicago Chapter 380) took third place with a 770. George Karras (Hammond) and visiting AHEPA guest Peter Antoniou (Weirton, W.V. Chapter 103) captured first place in the Doubles event with a total pin fall of 1,509. Not far behind, in second place, were Steve Melistas and John Doumas from Michigan (Chapter 506). Finishing in third place with a 1,485 were Peter Korbos and Bobby Markatos from Chicago Chapter 93/ Ypsilanti Sons of Pericles. On Sunday, the tournament moved to the Loxas family venue, Olympia Lanes, in Hammond, Ind., where thirteen teams faced stiff competition. Hammond Chapter 123 won the Team Event with a total pin fall of 3,479. Chicago Chapter 94 came in second with a 3,466. In third place, with a 3,426, was Chicago Chapter 93. Bill Choporis from Chicago Chapter 203 won the All Events "scratch" competition with actual pin falls of 650 in Singles, 708 in Doubles and 629 in the Team Event. Following the Team competition, all Ahepans, family members and guests were treated to a complimentary buffet at the Dynasty Banquet Center. Next year's tournament will be hosted by Chicago/Woodlawn Chapter 93 at George Kontos' Town and Country Lanes in Joliet, Ill. Fall 2013 ยท THE AHEPAN | 19

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Fall 2013

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
Orlando Provides A "Universal" Blast!
Remembering Dawson
The Periclean
Civic Responsibility
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Fall 2013