When Greek Life is the Gift to Give
At my local supermarket Just last week I bumped into a young man who I’ve known for some years. He was so excited to share with me that he was one of the recipients of my book Greek Life at an award ceremony at the 2018 Glendi Festival. It made my day to learn that Greek Life was presented to the students for them to carry the torch of Hellenic culture with them into the future. Here’s the excerpt from the Adelaide High School Newsletter:
GLENDI GREEK FESTIVAL… OPA!
This year’s Glendi Greek Festival coincided with Greece’s National Day, March 25. To mark 40 years of the festival, it was moved to the heart of the city at Victoria Square. Here, our students’ Hellenic spirit was celebrated; our Year 12 students were awarded certificates for their service and dedication to their language learning and were presented a book, The Greek Life, written by Eugenia Pantahos by The Foundation of Hellenic Studies and The Greek Teacher’s Association, Year 9 and 11 students served dignitaries at the official opening function, and Year 8 and 9 student work was displayed in the school’s marquee.
Throughout the festival, Adelaide High Students represented the school and their culture proudly. Many danced in traditional dance troupes and volunteered in the food stalls for their community groups. The highlight, however, was witnessing many second and third generation migrants reveling in the atmosphere, dancing to the international acts and embracing Hellenism.
Ms Dimitra Rozaklis | Teacher of Greek