Final Round of Athens College High School’s March 25th Oratory Competition

The final round of this year’s March 25th Oratory Competition, open to Athens College High School juniors (11th grade, was held on Friday, May 22, 2020.    Winner of the Competition was Aimilia-Amalia-Matthildi Tsopela and runner-up Andreas Stratigopoulos.


The March 25th Oratory Competition requires the writing of a celebratory speech honoring Greece’s Independence Day. Each year, a prize is awarded to the junior class student who submits the best written speech in Greek, which he/she then delivers in front of an audience.


Students, this year, were invited to speak about the struggle of 1821 faced by the Greeks in order to gain freedom, independence, dignity, and human rights.  They were also asked to comment on whether the ideals of the Greek revolution continue to inspire and guide the new generation today.

Members of the final round committee of judges were: Mr. Napoleon Maravegias, Professor of International and European Studies at the Department of Political Studies and Public Administration of UOA, Ms. Eleni Benaki, Historian and Head of the Historical Archive of the Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation, and Ms. Fereniki Panagopoulou-Koutnatzi, Professor of Constitutional Law at the Department of Public Administration of Panteion University.

Students who qualified for the semi-finals were:


Andriana Migadi

Ariadni Moukani

Elli Mpravou

Georgia Rousta

Eirini Tzanakaki


The following qualified for the finals:


Andrian Aggelou

Marianna Molydri

Myrto Siarkou

Andreas Stratigopoulos
Aimilia-Amalia-Matthildi Tsopela


Congratulations to all the students who made it to the semi-finals and finals. You can listen to their speeches by clicking on the link below.