Kytherian youth celebrated at the annual Aroney Awards Night

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Kytherian youth were celebrated at the Kytherian Association of Australia’s (KAA) annual Aroney Awards Night on Saturday, April 1 at the Hermes Lounge in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah.

Kytherian youth. Photo copyright: The Greek Herald.
Kytherian youth. Photo copyright: The Greek Herald.
Kytherian youth. Photo copyright: The Greek Herald.

Thanks to a trust established by the late Kytherian benefactor, Nicholas Anthony Aroney, the KAA has been hosting the Aroney Awards for over 30 years.

The KAA Board.
Attendees.
Attendees.
Finding their seat at the event.

On the night, emcee and President of the KAA, Barbara Zantiotis, gave a small speech and stressed the importance of the Aroney Awards as they recognise young Australians with Kytherian descent who succeeded in their Higher School Certificate examinations last year. Ms Zantiotis acknowledged Mr Aroney and his contribution to the KAA.

Barbara Zantiotis and Emmanuel Alfieris.
The youth.
Kytherian youth.

Former President of the KAA, Emmanuel Alfieris, also gave Grace on the night, before the KAA’s dance group performed a number of modern and Kytherian dances.

Greek dancing.
More Greek dancing.
Kytherian attendees.
More attendees.

Angelo Crones then presented the Aroney Awards to 11 Kytherian Australian students.

The award recipients were: Christyn Cordato (Top Award recipient who received a 99.75 ATAR), Angelique Anastasiou, Alexandra Calopedis, Kayla Cassimatis, Jorge Cooney, Nicholas Francis, William Lynch, Julia Mavromattis, Curtis Sioulas, Jake Socrates and Nicholas Venetoulas.

Award recipients.

The third annual Youth Scholarship was also awarded to Christiana Coolentianos on the night. Last year’s winner, Abby Simos, and Spiro Coolentianos presented the award to Christiana’s sister, who was there to collect it on her behalf. Kayla Cassimatis and Lily Simos were named finalists.

Scholarship recipient and finalists.

*All photos copyright The Greek Herald.

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