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Local chapter of American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association awards scholarships

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Scholarship winners Katherine Kavounas and Matina Eleni Kounelis with AHEPA chapter president Chris Panagos, Father Michael Sitaras and Philip Kondilas, scholarship committee head.

The local chapter of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) recently awarded two $2,000 scholarships to students Katherine Kavounas and Matina Eleni Kounelis.

Katherine has completed two years at Mira Costa College and hopes to transfer to UC San Diego and continue her studies in biochemistry. Matina recently graduated from Westview High School, and is currently attending Mira Costa College, where she plans to study nursing.

AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Its mission is to promote the ancient Hellenic ideals of education, philanthropy, civic responsibility, family and individual excellence through community service and volunteerism.

The local AHEPA Chapter 505 is affiliated with Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff.

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