The members of AHEPA Chapter 445 with the scholarship recipients at the annual New Year’s Scholarship Luncheon on January 2 at the St. Demetrios Church community hall in Upper Darby, PA. Photo by Steve Lambrou
UPPER DARBY, PA – AHEPA Chapter 445 Thermopylae of Upper Darby, PA, and Daughters of Penelope Chapter 332 held their annual New Year’s Scholarship Luncheon on January 2 at the St. Demetrios Church community hall in Upper Darby. Thanks to their generous donors this year, they were able to award eight exemplary Greek-American college students with an AHEPA chapter scholarship for displaying academic excellence and achievement in their programs of study.
For over 50 years, AHEPA Chapter 445 has continued its annual tradition of awarding academic scholarships to students of our local Greek community in honor of their pursuit of higher education. This continues their service in AHEPA’s mission of philanthropy, education and “defending Hellenism.”
This year, Nikolas Fotios Levin received the Dr. Maria Delivoria Scholarship, Demetrios Tsitsios- the Dr. Chris Patterson Scholarship, Panayiota Akritidis – the Theofilos Constantinidis Scholarship, Despina Evangelopoulos – the James and Thelma Tanos Scholarship, Evangelos Karabassis – the Gregory Vlassopoulos Sr. Scholarship, Athina Economou – the Despina Louis Scholarship, Konstantina Economou – the Theofilos Constantinidis Scholarship, and Konstantinos Karabassis – the Dean Politis Scholarship.
In community engagement, the chapter has hosted an annual Pan-Hellenic Track Meet for over 43 years, with the participation of hundreds of children coming from the major local Greek Orthodox parishes in Delaware County. In philanthropy, they strive to continually support the community through donation-supports in various campaigns, and by also supporting families in need during the holiday season. For more information about the chapter and ongoing services/events, please visit www.ahepa-445.org.
All are invited to join the chapter in their mission. The chapter said via email: “We hope that this new year will bring health and happiness to everyone, especially during these difficult times. Congratulations to our scholarship recipients and Happy New Year!”
PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.
O oceanic you sing and sail
White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas
For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors
You who loved the distant Sporades
You who lifted the tallest flags
You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves
Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens
Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades
What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams?
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