CLOSING CEREMONY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014
On Tuesday June 24th 2014, the closing ceremony for the school year 2013-2014 took place, at the premises of “Maria’s Home” in Kardamyla, in a warm and emotional atmosphere, in the presence of students from “Maria’s Home” and Kardamyla schools, their parents, teachers, local Authorities and Kardamylians.
During this first year of its operation, “Maria’s Home” hosted nineteen children from Chios and other parts of Greece. Next year, it is estimated that the total number of students will increase to 22-25.
The General Manager of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, Mr. Stavros Michailidis, the Manager of “Maria’s Home”, Mr. Manolis Koukoulis and the representative of the Advisory Committee, Mr. Pavlos Kalogerakis stated that the Foundation’s expectations and objectives regarding the students’ progress were fulfilled to a large extend, thus, establishing strong bases for “Maria’s Home” continuance. They also thanked the personnel as well as the Kardamylians for the warm hospitality that they offered to the students.
Before the beginning of the event, the students welcomed the people by offering them origami creations. During the ceremony, the students presented their projects on Kardamyla, including photos from various activities, and they performed traditional dances along with the Kardamyla Local Dance Club.
The ceremony concluded with the presentation of the students’ Awards:
Award for Initiative and Collaboration was given to student George Sourris, for his willingness and collaborative work to matters regarding “Maria’s Home”.
Award for Success in Sports Activities was given to student Christos Ioannou, for his continuous success in athletics.
Award for Tidiness was given to students Constantinos Bollas and Stylianos Chronopoulos for their diligence and tidiness during the school year.