2011-2012 Buildings of Our City, Past & Future
The final stage of the 2011-2012 Buildings of Our City, Past & Future Essay Contest was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Hellenic American Union for the finalists and their relatives and teachers.
The finalist candidates for the 2011-2012 Essay Contest, their relatives and teachers were welcomed at the Hellenic American Union. After a brief welcome note, John Petropoulos, Coordinator of International Relations at the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications, reviewed the four-year history of the essay competition.
The ten finalists then took part in the final stage of the contest writing an essay on the following topic, prompt and task:
|Local press report|
Local authorities announced yesterday that a new school building will be built to replace the existing one, which dates from the early 20th century. Construction is expected to begin next fall. A spokesperson for the Local Council told the press that the new building would have all the facilities and equipment required to serve the needs of today’s students.
The City Times
The quality of education we receive in school depends on many factors: the quality and number of teachers and the learning resources and textbooks students have. Many would also say the environment in which we learn also plays a part. What do you think a modern school building should provide students in the way of facilities and equipment? Give examples to support your view.
While the ten finalists were writing the final essays, their teachers and relatives participated in an open discussion with members of the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications. When the final stage writing event was over the candidates and the other guests attended a presentation on the life and work of the American writer Ernest Hemingway.
Following the presentation the Center for Examinations and Certifications of the Hellenic American Union distributed awards of recognition to the Language Schools with the greatest number of contest participants.
The Essay Contest Participation Awards were presented to:
- Vatmanidou Pinelopi - Valsamidis Konstantinos, Thessaloniki
- Deniozou Anastasia, Athens
- Karagianni-Hatzi Vasiliki, Korinthos
- Maratou Stamatia, Patras
The event ended with lunch for all participants at the Hellenic American Union.
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