“Hagia Sophia” Contest Winners 

The Director of the Office of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America Dr. Anastasios Koularmanis is pleased to announce the winners of the “Hagia Sophia” contest which was presented by The High Council for Greek Education.

Art Category Ages 6-9

1st Place Constantine Haralambidis Age 8

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church Newport, Rhode Island

2nd Place John Triantafillou Age 7

St. Peter and Paul Glenview, Illinois

3rd Place Alexander Moulakelis Age 9

St Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church Palatine, Illinois

Honorable Mention:  Asimina Papaioannou Age 8

St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church Des Plaines, Illinois


Art Category Ages 10-11

1st Place Eftihia Giannikos Age 10

The Metropolitan Cathedral St. John the Theologian Tenafly, New Jersey

2nd Place Eleni Diehl Age 10

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Houston, Texas

3rd Evangelos Agganis Age 10

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral Columbus, Ohio

Honorable Mention:  Efremia Siozios Age 10

St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church Chicago, Illinois


Essay/Poetry Ages 11-14

1st Simeon Poulathas Age 12

St Thomas Greek Orthodox Church, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

2nd. Place Michael Haralambidis Age 12

St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church Newport, Rhode Island

3rd Place Sophia June Age 11

Assumption Greek Orthodox Church Long Beach, California

Honorable Mention: Ava Savvis Age 12

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, Union, New Jersey

We thank all the children that participated as well as Papaloizos Publishing “Greek123” for sponsoring the contest. We look forward to seeing your submission for the “1821 Bicentennial Contest.”