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Greek CommunityEducator Vasiliki Filiotis Honored at 33rd Hermes Expo Dinner

Educator Vasiliki Filiotis Honored at 33rd Hermes Expo Dinner

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By Catherine Tsounis

“We must survive as a nation by inspiring the study of our Greek language and history,” said educator Vasiliki Filiotis at the 33rd Hermes Expo, June 19th. “We must transmit the sacred flame of the study of Greek to the next generation. Greece is the land of heroes, martyrs, poets, philosophers. It is an eternal symbol of Western civilization. The entire Western world has turned to Greek in its quest for a cultural identity. Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley said ‘We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts have their roots in Greece.’ These are the aims of The Hellenic Paideia of America Organization.”

President Vasiliki Filiotis was honored at the Awards Dinner of Hermes Expo held Wednesday evening, June 19th , at the Grand Marquis, Old Bridge, N.J., The educators of her organization were given commendations. . The Hellenic Paideia of America Organization plays an active role in Greek language events. Adriana Filiotis and Georgia Filiotis work behind the scenes to aid the Hellenic Paideia of America’s success. The Filiotis family is well known in Astoria, New York for their community activist services.

President Filiotis with Greek educators and President Stella Kokolis of the Federation of Hellenic American Educators and Cultural Associations of America (5th from left).. Photo; C. Tsounis

Mrs. Stella Kokolis, President of the Federation of Hellenic American Educators and Cultural Associations of America, said “Dr. Filiotis is honored for her contributions to the Hellenic education and culture. for many years. She perpetuates our Hellenic values and language”

Dr. Filiotis holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, Master of Science in Education and Political Science, with a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy from CUNY Graduate Center. “The Greek communities pay millions for Greek Studies in universities. Our children should take advantage of this opportunity,” she explained. We support Modern Greek language studies and urge all youth to enroll.” Educator Vasiliki Filiotis is spending her life for this purpose. CONGRATULATIONS!

Honoree Filiotis with Paul Kotrotsios, Founder & Chairman of the Hellenic News of America & Founder & President of the Hermes Expo International. Photo; C. Tsounis
Mrs. Filiotis with Aphrodite Kotrotsios, CEO and Publisher of the Hellenic News of America.and Businessy company. Photo; C. Tsounis

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