ALBANY, NY – On August 14, the members of the St. Sophia Scholarship Committee were honored to present the St. Sophia Scholarship awards for the 2022-2023 academic year to 14 award recipients following the Divine Liturgy in Albany, NY. These awards were based on several factors, including their participation in various activities at St. Sophia, the student’s academic record, and their student essay. Four students also received James Gallas Scholarship awards. These awards were created by Jim’s family in his memory.
Our 2022 award designees are Elizabeth Cohen – SUNY Cortland; Athanasia Efstathiadis – Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Theodore Efstathiadis – SUNY Albany; Nicholas Kalogridis – SUNY Albany; Christopher Lasher – University at Buffalo; Lucas Lasher – Clarkson University; Christo Melas – Siena College, James Gallas scholarship recipient; Nicholas Moutopoulos – Babson College; Michael Neal – Loyola University, James Gallas scholarship recipient; Lea Paratore – Mohawk Valley Community College; George Reynolds-Cotzas – Boston University; Dean Sokaris -Wesleyan University, James Gallas scholarship recipient; George Tsakalakos – The Georgia Institute of Technology, James Gallas scholarship recipient and Maria Tsakalakos – Emory University.
We extend our congratulations to all our recipients. It is the wish of this committee, and every member of St. Sophia that they will continue their adult lives at St. Sophia and encourage others who follow them to build on their achievements. We believe that investing in our children and our students is an investment in our future.