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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
* Sophia S. Sourlis, Timonium,
University), who received the
Kimon Doukas Collegiate-Athlete
* 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
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.
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