On June 23, friends, parents, faculty, and distinguished alumni filled the Moscachlaidis Plateia in front of Princeton Hall to watch the Class of 2017 bid a heartfelt farewell to AFS. As “Another Day of Sun” from the 2016 Oscar winner La La Land began to play in the background, seniors danced in pairs down the front steps of Princeton to take their seats for the ceremony in the Plateia.
This evening celebrated our students’ successful completion of three years of hard work, dedication, and tremendous commitment to the institution’s core values. As distinguished keynote speaker Mr. Ioannis Bellas (CEO of Belas-Greek Premium Dairy) took to the stage to address students, faculty, family and friends, audiences were visibly moved by the heartfelt words of praise and encouragement as well as the wishes for personal success and positive contribution to the community he offered graduates. The School also welcomed back distinguished AFS graduates Theodoros Kanakas and Christos Zafeirakis, each now CEOs of their own respective enterprises, who addressed the students offering their own nostalgic remembrances of school days and words filled with inspiration and hope for what’s to come. Their presence served as an immediate reminder that an AFS alum is forever a part of the fabric of this school. Dean of Student Services Eva Kanellis, Director of the General High School Paris Petras, and Director of the Vocational High School Dimitris Slavoudis in turn took the stage to confer honors and awards upon our deserving young graduates.
We join them all in sincerely wishing our newest alumni the very best on their future paths!