WASHINGTON, DC – Those straight A-s in high school and scores of “5” on her Advanced Placement (AP) exams helped Floridian Yeorgia Kafkoulis win the 2015 Archimedes Award, a new scholarship for outstanding Hellenic American students pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) related fields. Kafkoulis, a graduating high school senior from Miami, FL and daughter of Greek immigrants, who is on her way to Caltech in September, where she will be majoring in mathematics and physics. The Award, established through Washington DC’s Next Generation Initiative by Dr. Andrew Economos of New York, is accompanied by a scholarship which provides $5,000 annually towards the award-winner’s tuition. Additional scholarships were awarded to four young scholars who were recognized as Archimedes Award National Finalists: Sophia Kioulaphides, Bronx High School of Science, New York, NY; Andrew Moshova, Manhasset High School, Manhasset, NY: Georgios Samaras, North Oconee High School, Bogart, GA; and Athina Valioulis, Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Greece.
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