CHERRY HILL, NJ – The graduation ceremony of the Greek Afternoon School of St. Thomas Greek Orthodox Church in Cherry Hill took place on June 9. The ceremony was attended with great emotion by parents, relatives, and the Parish Council including its President Charles Sandilos.
The 13 students after eight years of study, with pride and love said goodbye to their school.
All the children deserve congratulations for the titanic fight they gave in the middle of a pandemic to achieve their goal.
Presiding priest of the community Fr. Christoforos Oikonomidis, the chairman of the school committee Tasos Efstratiadis, and principal Panagiota Delimaris congratulated students and parents for their persistence and struggle for the perpetuation of the Greek language.
Maria Katsikis was named Valedictorian while Simeon Poulathas and Eleni Moraitakis were named as the school’s two salutatorians.
The guest speaker for the graduation was Joseph Antonakakis.
AHEPA provided plaques for the salutatorians. The community’s maturity club gave a monetary gift to every graduate.