Athens College Howland Oratory Competition Finals

The final round of this year’s Athens College Howland Oratory Competition ws held on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Winner of the Howland Prize is Aggeliki Michalopoulou. 


Students were asked to prepare a speech about how books contribute to the shaping of people with well-rounded personalities, capable of coping with the challenges of the modern world, and about the College’s long-term contribution to the cultivation to a love of reading. 

Congratulations to all the students who made it to the semi-finals and finals.




Students who qualified for the Finals were:

Maria Aggelika-Nikita


Paraskevi Gatsouli


Aggeliki Michalopoulou


Vasileia Skagianni-Lampraki


Maria-Chara Zacharaki



Students who qualified for the Semi-Finals were:



Christina Daskalaki


Anastasia Diamanti


Sofia Diplari


Petros-Panagiotis Karadimas


Andreas Sarantopoulos


The final round committee of judges was comprised of:  Loula Kertsikoff, member of the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation Association (Somateio); Giorgos Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business; Christos Chomenidis, author and College alumnus ‘85.


The Howland Oratory Competition, held annually since 1933, was instituted in memory of Charles P. Howland, a great philhellene and fervent supporter of the College from its first years of operation.  Each year, a prize is awarded to the senior class student who composes the best written speech in Greek, which he/she delivers to an audience.