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Student Dmitri K. Koustas Receives National Honor

Dmitri K. Koustas from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts and a student at Tyngsboro High School has recently been selected for membership in The National Honor Society of High School Scholars. The Society invites only those students who have superior academic achievment and are among the top scholars in the nation. The announcement was made by NSHSS Honorary Chair Claes Nobel, a senior member of the Nobel Prize Family.

"I congratulate Dmitri on this outstanding achievement and applaud the commitment to academic excellence," says Mr. Nobel. "The hard work and success of these exceptional young people will ensure a future generation dedicated to their communities and wourld betterment."

The National Society of High School Scholars was founded to recognize outstanding academic performance among high school students. Membership is by invitation only and includes valuable benefits for members such as scholarships, networking, events, publications, and other unique opportunities. As members prepare for college, the Society encourages them to continue to strive for excellence in all their future endeavors.

Dmitri is the son of Charles and Gail Koustas of Tyngsboro, MA, and together with his family is an active congregant of the St. Philip Greek Orthodox Church of Nashua, New Hampshire.

AHEPA Denounces New York State Decision to Deny Childcare Facility a License to Operate

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA), the largest and oldest association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, today expressed shock and dismay at the announcement by St. Basil Academy that it has been denied a state license to operate a residential childcare facility in Garrison, N.Y. by the State's Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) and has been ordered to close by the end of the month.

"We have stood side-by-side with St. Basil Academy since its establishment sixty years ago because we believe strongly in its mission," said AHEPA President A. Jack Georgalas. "The Academy will have the full, mandatory support of our members in its time of need. The future of the children must be preserved."

Georgalas called the decision by the State of New York "unfortunate" and the efforts through legal counsel by the Garrison School Board and its superintendent Ellen Bergman to prevent OCFS from issuing a license as "disappointing."

The AHEPA family's history of charitable giving to St. Basil Academy is well documented. Over $1.8 million was donated to St. Basil Academy during the
20th century for the construction of dormitories and a school building.

In 1922, AHEPA was founded in Atlanta in response to the evils of bigotry and racism of early 20th century American society that targeted immigrants of many ethnicities. It also helped Greek immigrants assimilate into American society.

Today, the mission of the AHEPA family is to promote the ideals of Hellenism, education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, and family and individual excellence.

For more information about the AHEPA family, or any of its programs, please contact AHEPA Headquarters, 202.232.6300. For instant information, please visit

Forever 49 Club Sponsors Genealogy Workshop

The Forever 49 Club of Andover's Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church sponsored an introductory workshop on Hellenic genealogy on Saturday, October 18, 2003. Full Text

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