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The Cathedral School gathered June 11th at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan to celebrate the graduation exercises of its 8th grade class. Distinguished television producer Michael Karzis spoke to the graduates and attendees, underscoring the importance of an education rooted in the classics, Greek language, and Greek culture. Mr. Karzis reminded the students to always, “Contribute…be respectful…and be kind”.
Distinguished guests such as Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America and Bishop Nicholas of Russian Orthodox Church, listened to speeches given by outstanding scholars George Chudley, Logan Coster and Richard Abiuso, the valedictorian and co-salutatorians of the class respectively.
The Three Hierarchs Award, celebrating the student who most embodies Greek Orthodox values, was given to Manolis Lambrakis. “A school that graduates students with such strong academics and moral values is unique and a source of strength for the Greek community” noted Live Diakolios, a Cathedral School Board Member.
This year’s graduates of The Cathedral School hold a remarkable place in the school’s 69 year history. They are the first class in 15 years to complete their Hellenic education with a trip to Greece, visiting many of Greece’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, the graduates are leaving The Cathedral School to enter some of the best high schools in New York City. “Our students place into the best high schools because an education rooted in Hellenic principles and ideals is the best preparation for a strong academic future.” said Head of School, Kristine Cecere, regarding the graduates.