14-Year-Old Anastasia Kaliabakos Honored for Sky-High SAT Score

NEW YORK, NY – Anastasia Kaliabakos daughter of John and Polyxeni  of Astoria, was recognized by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (JHCTY) for her outstanding academic achievement on May 14. At only age 14, Anastasia received the award for her high score on the SAT at a ceremony held at COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. She took the SAT in middle school and qualified for the JHCTY Talent Search. At age 12, Anastasia was accepted into the program and received High Honors for the top score among students in her age group, placing over the 85th percentile of college-bound seniors. She was one of more than 30,000 students from 60 countries who participated in the talent search from March 2015 to February of this year.

JHCTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ELAINE TUTTLE HANSEN said “we are thrilled to celebrate these students for their hard work and academic achievements. We’d also like to recognize the parents and educators who saw the academic talent in these students and provided them with opportunities to develop it further.”

After successfully completing the eighth grade, Anastasia took the specialized high school test and earned a spot at STUYVESANT HIGH SCHOOL, as well as some of the elite private schools in Manhattan, choosing to attend BREARLEY SCHOOL, the top all girls school in the country.

In her first year at Brearley, Anastasia joined the math team, Latin team, and the chorus, and was one of five girls selected for the Advanced Science Research Seminar for her remaining three high school years. Her extracurricular activities include tutoring underprivileged students in Latin and competing in equestrian events with two equestrian teams. Anastasia has competed and placed at the regional and nationa


LONDON - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a meeting with Greeks of the diaspora while in London on Wednesday, during which he highlighted the options that Greeks living abroad now have to vote in Greek elections from their place of residence, as well as his government's emphasis on reforms.

Top Stories


OCEAN, NJ – Rafaella Lambrinos, whose family is from Karpathos originally, spoke with The National Herald about the Adopt a Yiayia and Pappou program she founded at St George Greek Orthodox Church in Ocean, NJ, which connects youth and seniors from her church community through weekly phone conversations.


NEW YORK – Greek-American Trevor Zegras, forward for the Anaheim Ducks is set to play in his first NHL game in New York City against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, March 15, 7 PM.

General News

WASHINGTON, DC – AHEPA deeply mourns the passing of Past Supreme President and co-founder of AHEPA National Housing Corporation (ANHC) Nick Smyrnis.


1 Killed, 8 Hurt as Suspected Gas Explosion Hits Bronx Home

NEW YORK — A suspected gas explosion partially collapsed a home in the Bronx, setting the structure ablaze and killing a woman and injuring eight other people, including five police officers, officials said.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.