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Bergen Knights Sweep Hellenic History Regional Tournament

AHEPA Hellenic History Regional Tournament Winning Teams
Left to right: District Governor Steven Marmarou, the 776ers, Supreme President George Horiates, the Polymaths, Aspasia & Mark Mellis

Cherry Hill, NJ - This year, AHEPA Bergen Knights Chapter #285 sponsored three teams for the Hellenic History Regional Tournament in Cherry Hill, NJ. Our 3 teams swept the competition placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Under the leadership and tutorlage of Aspasia & Mark Mellis, the 3 teams studied and participated in this year's tournament.

"The Polymaths" - 1st Place

Melina Kyprianou (Team Captain), Athanasia Chandras, Olia (Ioulia) Bisbiki

"The 776ers" - 2nd Place

Alexandros Paliouras (Team Captain), Aristotelis Paliouras, Yorgos Vassillou

"Apteros Niki" - 3rd Place

Anthuli Culi (Team Captain), Eliana Andreatos, Stratos Chandras

The Hellenic History Tournament is an educational Jeopardy-style competition for students who want to learn about 3,500 years of Greek History. The regional tournaments are open to students in grades 8-12 at the time of the competition. Teams are sponsored by their local AHEPA chapter. The winning team is awarded a $3,000 scholarship prize ($1,000/student) and the second place team is awarded a $1,500 scholarship prize ($500/student). The top two teams qualify for the National Rounds at the Supreme Convention, where there will be an additional $10,000 in scholarship prize money awarded.

A special thank you to the PTO at Saint John the Theologian for their financial support towards the tournament registation fees.

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