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05-09-2006, 10:14 PM

05-10-2006, 01:25 PM
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05-10-2006, 10:40 PM
nice site angiel :)

Thank you almouchie. :angel: :worship: :wavey:

05-20-2006, 07:27 PM

05-24-2006, 04:15 PM
Greek News.

New York.- By Vicki J. Yiannias
What happens after the Hellenic Times Scholarship Awards Gala? Perhaps Margo Catsimatides, Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund, and Nick Katsoris, its President and Gala Chairman, will take a breather for a couple of days. And maybe not. There are thank you letters to go out, pledges to collect, 2007 scholarship applications to be prepared, honorees to choose, and countless other arrangements. But it’s worth it, says Mrs. Catsimatidis, “The Scholarship Fund means being able to help these students believe in themselves, and being able to just give them a little push, as far as we can,” said Mrs. Catsimatidis, “many students give up hope, she said, because they are working four or five part-time jobs just to put themselves through school. A scholarship means that someone believes in them and believes in all the hard work that they’re putting in . . . that they can get good grades . . . and by us helping them with some encouragement they do better in school. I think it’s very important.” Mr. Catsimatidis, Chairman of the Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund, said “It’s going to be a great evening. We’re going to raise a lot of money and we’re going to help some of our kids to get scholarships.”

Thirty-five scholarships worth more than $1000,000.00 were awarded to some of the brightest Greek-American students across the country at the 15th Anniversary held at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan on May 13 and attended by more than 1200 people. This brought the number of scholarship since 1990 up to 500. Ten judges from different professions choose the winners based on academic merit, financial need, and other factors, including extra curricular activities and community service, proving, said Mr. Katsoris, that “hard work and dedication lead to achievement, thereby setting a perfect example for our scholarship recipients to emulate.”
High school senior, Jason Varvounis, one of the scholarship recipients, said that the scholarship will promote his future. “When I got accepted at Georgetown University I didn’t know how I was going to pay the tuition, but this means that I can go there. Education is very important.” Frank Dicopoulos, actor on TV’s The Guiding Light, said, I’m honored to present a scholarship to Jason. He has beat enormous odds with his health and overcome many obstacles. I have great admiration for him.”

Mr. Katsoris shared his sentiments about his work with the HTSF, “When we founded this organization in 1990 [The HTSF was his brainchild] I was a student myself and now it is very emotional to see how the organization has grown to the point where now we receive support from many of the students that we assisted in the early years. Over the years the HTSF has grown in momentum thanks to the support of the community and the celebrities that participate in our Gala each year. We’re grateful to them because we feel that what we are doing is so important as college tuition is increasing at such a rapid pace . . . students are forced to work extra jobs and take out astronomical loans just to get through school today, and if we can help them out even a little, then we are accomplishing what we set out to do. The HTSF has been a very rewarding experience for me.”

Humanitarian awards are also presented to individuals who have proven that hard work and dedication lead to achievement, thereby setting a perfect example for the HTSF scholarship recipients to emulate. Katsoris said, “This year’s honorees, MarketWatch anchor Alexis Christoforous and meteorologist Nick Gregory are exactly that and we were so proud to honor them,” said Katsoris. Fox News anchor, Ernie Anastos presented the award to Nick Gregory. “We were delighted to have such an illustrious list of famous faces lending their support including Constantine Maroulis, Elli Kokkinou, Ernie Anastos, Frank Dicopoulos, Nia Vardalos, Melina Kanakaredes, Judge Nick Tsoucalas and Pete Sampras. Their participation means a lot to us and to the kids we support.”

“It’s such an outstanding opportunity,” said Nick Gregory (whose four grandparents were from Asia Minor), “To know that these students can fulfill their visions and reach their goals by the help the scholarships will give them who knows what future is opened up for them. I think it’s a fantastic opportunity.“

American Idol star, Constantine Maroulis, 30, whose grandparents emigrated from Greece, said “It’s a great honor to be here. It’s tremendous to me to be in a position where I can give back, where I can contribute and to be in a position of role-model. I relish that opportunity . . . I worked very hard and I welcome it. I grew up a stong Greek-American with great parents. I worked hard and put myself through school, so I encourage everyone to go out there and follow their dreams, and enjoy life . . . but work hard.”

Andrea Catsimatidis, 16, and John Catsimatidis, 13, are wholeheartedly behind their parents philanthropic efforts, John saying that for him, their accomplishments are “awesome.” “I think that this whole event is really great,” said Andrea, “because it gives kids a great opportunity to get an education, it gives them a chance. It means a lot to my parents when they can help people.” Growing up in that spirit of generosity, said Andrea, is “a really great way to be raised; it makes me feel good.”

Because there is a great deal of in-house organizing for the Gala, which includes “all the invitations, the mailings, the designing, everything,” Mrs. Catsimatidis reported, “we’re able to give out ninety-four cents out of every dollar from the Gala to these kids. We’re very proud of that, so this is a true labor of love, and we know that these students really appreciate what we’re trying to do for them.”

05-31-2006, 09:49 AM
The Great Greek wish their were more players like Pete

05-31-2006, 05:44 PM
The Great Greek wish their were more players like Pete

:worship: thank you HELLAS, we need more of Pete's Greek fans here, hope you see you more often here. :wavey: :wavey:

06-01-2006, 07:08 AM
The Great Greek wish their were more players like Pete

PETER U LOSER!!! OMG is that you?? I never knew u visited tennis forums, hows the soccer goin?