Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards

Valedictorian and Salutatorian
The Administration and the Faculty of Psychico College bestow the title of Valedictorian upon the graduating student who has not only excelled academically, but who displays ethos, who has participated in a diverse array of College activities, and who has evolved into a multi-faceted personality.  The title of Salutatorian is conferred upon the student who meets the same qualifications and ranks second.

Howland Oratory Prize (established in 1933)
Donated by Stephanos Delta in memory of Charles P. Howland, a great philhellene and supporter of the College from its first years of operation, the prize is awarded each year to the graduating student who places first in the composition and presentation of an original public speech in Greek.

Delta Oratory Prize (established in 1933)
Donated by College Faculty members in memory of Stephanos Delta, the prize is awarded to the graduating student who places first in the composition and presentation of a public speech in English.  The procedures for the selection of the Delta competition winner are similar to those of the Howland competition.

March 25th Celebratory Speech Prize
This prize is awarded to the 11th grade General High School  or IB1 student who places first in the composition of a celebratory speech to be presented at the March 25th Independence Day celebration.  The awardee earns the title “March 25th Prize Winner.”

Three Hierarchs Prize
This prize is awarded to the 10th grade High School student who places first in the composition of a speech to be presented on Three Hierarchs Day.

Athletic Award
The College confers this award upon a graduating student from either the High School or the International Baccalaureate Programme who distinguishes him/herself for his/her athletic performance combined with a spirit of generosity, team spirit, and positive initiative.

Alexander Petrellis Perry Prize
Established in 1979, this prize is awarded each year to a graduating student from the High School and the International Baccalaureate Programme who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and character and is in need of financial aid to continue with his/her studies abroad.  This scholarship is sponsored by a fund donated by Alexander Perry to the College and to Greek youth.

Graduation with Distinction

Graduation with Distinction is awarded to General High School students who in the last three years of their studies achieved a grade point average (GPA) of:

At least 18.5 (Distinction with honors “cum Laude”)
At least 19 (Distinction with high honors “magna cum laude”)
The highest grade (Distinction with highest honors “summa cum laude”)

Special Awards

Modern Greek Award
Ancient Greek Award
English Award, in memory of Edward Capps
Mathematics Award
Science Award, in memory of Ioannis Vakis
History Award, in memory of Emmanuel Benakis
Music Award, in memory of Minos Dounias
Fine Arts Award
Social Sciences Award
Information Technology Award

A Special Award is bestowed upon a graduating student for his/her outstanding performance, special talent and interest in the respective subject.