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Young Greek of the Week

first_imgName Effie Markesinis, Year 12 student at Balwyn High SchoolYour greatest achievements Achieving a study score of 50 in Modern Greek last year and being awarded a Premier’s Award for Greek this year. How did you get to where you are nowI extended myself beyond the textbooks and absorbed myself in all aspects of the Greek culture. Your greatest challengeMaintaining my Greek identity whilst living so far away from Greece.Your goals for the futureTo study law and work in Foreign Affairs. Best moment of your life When I went to Greece for the first time in 2006 and visited the villages where my dad and grandparents were raised.One word that describes you the bestDeterminedPerson you most admire and why My yiayia Efthimia who always puts her family before herself and who encouraged me to become involved in all aspects of the Greek community. Best thing about being Greek-AustralianA strong sense of family is promoted and both are rich in tradition.If I could say anything to the Greek community Invest the time and effort in ensuring that the younger generations maintain the Greek language. Most embarrassing or funny Greek (family) moment At Easter when my uncle knocked over the lamb, just as my dad was preparing to bring it inside for everyone to start eating. Favourite place to go or hang out at Melissa in TemplestoweFavourite Greek food LoukoumadesSong that I can’t get out of my head at the moment To fonazo by Giannis PloutarxosI can’t live without… My family, friends, and my computer. If I was Kevin Rudd for a day I would… Ensure Greek was made an available language at all schools in Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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