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Three Greek students win in the Ethnic Schools Association of SA Children’s Week Awards

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Sofia Pipinias, Sofia Papakostas and Dezzi Tsoukalas have all claimed prizes in this year’s Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia Children’s Week Awards.

The Greek Australians were handed their awards at a presentation ceremony on Tuesday night by Assistant Minister to the SA Premier, Jing Lee, and the SA Minister for Education, John Gardner.

“Congratulations to all talented students for their fantastic work!” Assistant Minister Lee said in a statement.

All three students had entered the Association’s Ethnic Schools Children’s Week Competition, which encouraged them to celebrate their diverse heritage through writing, drawing, painting and creativity.

Sofia Pipinias from the Greek Orthodox Community Schools was awarded 2nd prize in the ‘creative / handmade’ category for students aged 4 to 6 years old.

In the 14 to 18 year old group, Sofia Papakostas from the Greek Orthodox Community and Parish of Norwood and Eastern Suburbs Schools won 3rd prize for her ‘writing’ piece, while Dezzi Tsoukalas from the Greek Orthodox Community Schools won 1st prize for her artwork.

Writing piece by Sofia Papakostas.

In photos from the event, which was held in the Space Theatre at the Adelaide Festival Centre, all three girls were seen beaming from ear to ear as they received their awards and proudly represented their Greek culture.

Their creative works, along with those of the 33 other winners, will now be on display for the public to view in the “Space Foyer” until Sunday, December 5.

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