Prometheus Society Education Awards at the 2010 Hermes Expo




“We must encourage all to participate, so our society will live on. Not just the same persons should be heard. The quiet, unknown, hardworking educator must be remembered. They are the basis of our Greek-American society,” said Vassiliki Filiotis, President of the Greek Teachers Association Prometheus. “We would like to thank Paul Kotrotsios for inviting us to attend and be honored at the 2010 Hermes Expo. This is a wonderful event. We must support heroes of Greek education. Mr. Kotrotsios presentation honoring our educators tonight on April 24th is unique.”

The 2010 Hermes Expo at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City honored educators at their April 24th gala dinner dance. “Congratulations to the Federation of Hellenic Teachers in the USA and The Greek Teacher Association Prometheus,” said Paul Kotrotsios, Publisher/President of Hermes Expo. “We are honoring a group of teachers tonight at the 19th Hermes Expo. They have distinguished themselves in their profession. Their devotion to the Hellenic principles and ideals are exemplary. They are passing the torch of the values of Hellenic Education to our youth. They keep alive the importance of Hellenism to our community and the United States. We thank President Stella Kokolis and the Board of the Federation of Hellenic Teachers in the USA, Vassiliki Filiotis and the Board of the Greek Teachers Association Prometheus for coming to the 2010 Hermes Expo.”


Dr. Eliades (2nd from left), Dr. Tsioulias (12th from left), Mr. Paul
Kotrotsios (3rd from left), Prometheus President Vassiliki Filiotis
(front row, 7th from left) and the Greek Teacher Association Prometheus
award recipients present and former at the 2010 Hermes Expo
Educator Presentation, Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City.

Georgia Filiotis, United Nations
representative for Human Rights
and Education with Dr. Antonis
Marmarinos, Counselor for
Education of the Embassy of
Greece, Washington D.C., at
the 2010 Hermes Gala.
The following 2010 educators were honored: Prof. John Antonopoulos; Tasia Eleftheriadis; Dimitra Hriskos; Catherine Koutsoupakis; Deme Savopoulis and Prof. Catherine Tsounis. Dr. Antonis Marmarinos, Counselor for Education of the Embassy of Greece, Washington D.C., added “we give warm thanks of gratitude to the Greek institutions that support Hellenic education. Educators are now instructing the second and third generation Greek Americans. They perpetuate their Greek Identity in America. Their unselfish dedication keeps the Greek language alive.” Administrators and members of the Greek Teachers Association Prometheus who helped to make the 2010 Hermes Education Presentation a success included: Dr. Alice Farkouh, Principal of Argyrios Fantis Parochial School; Dr. John G. Siolas, Treasurer of the Prometheus Society; Prof. Koutsoupakis; Mr. John Markopoulos, former President of the Greek Teachers Prometheus Society; Mrs Maria Carvellas; Mrs. Vamvoukakis; Mrs. Manousakis; Ms. Anna Garanes; and others.

Two low key professionals have been assisting Prometheus Society President Vassiliki Filiotis, silently in the background. Adriana Filiotis, treasurer of the Federation of Hellenic Teachers in the USA and Principal of St. Irene’s School in Astoria and Georgia Filiotis, United Nations representative for Human Rights and Education. This dynamic trio of persons has revitalized “Prometheus”. Their aim is to mainstream their membership into the American community to encompass Phil-Hellenes. “We must encourage all to join and offer their services,” said President Filiotis. ”In a few years we will die out and not exist, unless we act now!” For further information on the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” email Ms. Vassiliki Filiotis at StIrene@StIrene.org


Mr & Mrs. Euripides Kontos (left and right) Greek-
American Philanthropists with Adriana Filiotis (center),
treasurer of the Federation of Hellenic Teachers in the
USA and Principal of St. Irene
s School in Astoria, at
the 2010 Hermes Expo Gala.



Prometheus President Vassiliki Filiotis (at podium) with prominent community leaders
and the Greek Teacher Association Prometheus award recipients present and former,
at the 2010 Hermes Expo Educator Presentation, Tropicana Hotel, Atlantic City.




(Posting date 17 May 2010)

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