Young Greek Australians recognised in the Premier’s VCE Awards for academic excellence


About nine Greek Australians have been recognised in the Victorian Premier’s VCE Awards for their outstanding academic achievements in 2020.

The Award is bestowed on students who have achieved study scores of 46 or higher in their VCE subjects.

The Victorian Minister for Education, James Merlino, congratulated the high-achieving students on their commendation after the announcement was made on Sunday.

“These award winners are a testament to how well Victorian students, teachers and school communities adapted to the challenges of a global pandemic and still produced outstanding results,” Mr Merlino said.

Here’s the list of all the young Greek Australians who have been recognised:

Luke Parnis:

  • Xavier College.
  • Recognised for Australian Politics.

Krystal Maragoudakis:

Krystal was the Peninsula Grammar School Dux of 2020.
  • Peninsula Grammar.
  • Recognised for English.

Zara Boubouras:

  • Presbyterian Ladies College.
  • Recognised for Biology.

Nathan Betros:

  • Haileybury College.
  • Recognised for English and Physics.

Paige Marinos:

  • Cheryl Kaloger Brown School of Dance.
  • Recognised for Dance.

Marialena Loupo:

  • Oakleigh Grammar.
  • Recognised for Greek.

Katerina Bitzios:

  • Loreto Mandeville Hall.
  • Recognised for Geography.

Natalia-Elsie Mitromara:

  • Alphington Grammar School.
  • Recognised for Greek.

Zoe Christofides:

  • Strathcona Girls Grammar.
  • Recognised for History Revolutions.

* Please note the above list includes the names of those who are recognised as Greek. If you know someone else, please email us at




By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

Data breach hits Cyprus Community of NSW amid Stanmore property EOI campaign

The Cyprus Community of NSW has been struck by a data breach, leading to a wave of unauthorised communications sent to its members.

Adelaide Lord Mayor holds reception to mark centenary of Australia’s Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

Lord Mayor of Adelaide Dr Jane Lomax-Smith held a reception in honour of the centenary of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia (GOAA).

Kon Karapanagiotidis and ASRC team raise over $1.4 million for refugees

Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM and his team raised just under one and a half million dollars for World Refugee Day in 17 hours.

Cypriots to gather at Melbourne’s Federation Square to mark 50 years since Turkish invasion

The Cyprus 50th Anniversary Action Group is calling on communities to join in marking the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

Peter Courtis travels to Pearl Harbor for training on US nuclear-powered submarines

Nuclear shift test engineer, Peter Courtis will leave for Pearl Harbor on Saturday to work on US nuclear-powered submarines.

You May Also Like

Jenny Souris Foundation’s fundraising gala gives hope to families facing critical illness

Community came together on October 11, in support of the Jenny Souris Foundation's fundraising gala for families facing critical illness.

Kasselakis issues message to Greeks abroad highlighting struggle for diaspora representation

Kasselakis addresses Greek diaspora around the world, lamenting the New Democracy government's refusal to grant parliamentary seats.

Pre-season training underway for Sydney Olympic FC

“When he first joined the club, it completely changed. He just brought a much more positive morale to the team," Sydney Olympic FC defender Billy Patramanis said about head coach Ante Juric.