Victorian students of Greek heritage awarded in the Premier’s VCE Awards


Greek Australian students have been recognised at the annual Premier’s Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Awards during a presentation ceremony on Thursday, July 27 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Melbourne.

The awards recognise students in Victoria who have demonstrated hard work and outstanding academic results during the 2022 VCE. For the Study Awards, students must have an academic score of 46 or above to be eligible for an award.

Out of the 294 Study Awards presented, at least eleven Greek Australians were recognised for their exceptional dedication and hard work during the 2022 VCE.

In Greek, Sofia Linardou, a student from the Greek Community of Melbourne’s (GCM) Bentleigh Campus, was recognised for her results.

Sofia Linardou receiving her award.

The GCM extended a warm congratulations to Sofia on her well-deserved recognition and wished her continued success in her academic journey with many more accolades to come.

Another student, Sofia Vlachou from the Victorian School of Languages, was also awarded in the Greek category for her excellence during the VCE examinations.

Jack Voulgaris from Marcellin College and Zoe Vlahos from Melbourne Girls Grammar were awarded in the Biology category.

Meanwhile, Victoria Paitaridis from Haileybury Girls College took away an award for the category Business Management.

Tomas Kiprillis from John Monash Science School was awarded for Mathematical Methods, whilst Gregory Kerdemelidis from Camberwell Grammar School was recognised for Physics.

Two out of the three students awarded for Product Design and Technology were Greek Australians. They were Lily Galanis from Santa Maria College and Elisabeth Sagiadellis from Star of the Sea College.

Myrtali Koutroumpinas from Kolbe Catholic College was among nine students recognised for high excellence in the Psychology category.

Alexander Tsipos from Mazenod College was awarded for Religion and Society, out of three students from other schools in Melbourne.

For the Studio Arts Study Award, student Claire Magris from Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School was recognised.

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




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