Chicago, IL.- On Thursday, June 4th, Commencement Exercises took place for the 91st Class of graduates from Koraes Elementary School at Saints Constantine and Helen Church. Koraes is the Elementary Day School operated by the Greek Orthodox Parish of Saints Constantine and Helen in Palos Hills, IL.
These exercises were especially honored by the presence of His Eminence Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago. Also present were the Parish Priests, Father Nicholas Jonas, Father Byron Papanikolaou and Father Panteleimon Dalianis, as well as the Parish Council President, Theodore Argiris, the Parish Chairman of the Board, Peter G. Lagen, the School Principal, Mary Zaharis, and other dignitaries.
Uplifting speeches were heard from the Salutatorian Anthony Argires and the Valedictorian Ariana Economos. All gave inspiring speeches pertaining to the education they received at Koraes. Keynote address was given by Dr. Aristotle Papanikolaou inspiring the bright future they seek ahead.
The graduating class of 2007 were: Ariel Elvira Abeyta, Panayiotis Alemis, Anthony Peter Angelos, Anthony George Argires, John Antonio Athiros, Katarina Cavaligos, Ariana Daniella Economos, Anthony George Jonas, Konstantina Kalas, Joseph George Kamberos, Melissa Irene Ktenas, Angelina Lazovich, Stephanie Lauren Loupakos, Stephen S. Nicholas, Stephanie Michelle Normantas, Gloria Annette Paris, Efthimia Peiralis, Dionysios Piskopos, Mercina Maria Rousos, Thimitra Rousos, Smaro Yannoula Spandonidis, Athanasios Evagelos Stamatoukos, Gina Marie Tabascio, Anastasia Marie Thomas, Byron Stylianos George Tsokolas, Kassandra Maria Vitogiannis, Demetra Gerasimina Zougras
For information about any activity at Saints Constantine and Helen Church, please contact the Church office at 708-974-3400. For information about any activity at Koraes Elementary School, please contact the School Office at 708-974-3402.