Article publication about the video of our school participation in the competition “The Greek Jews and the Holocaust” 2020-2021

On 23 November 2022 was published in the academic journal of audiovisual literacy Open Journal of Animation, Film and Interactive Media in Education and Culture [AFIMinEC] (volume 3, issue 2) of the Hellenic National Documentation Centre the article of our school English teacher Dr. Eirini Arnaouti entitled “October 1944: The revolt in Auschwitz–February 2021: The mediated choreography in Nea Smyrni”. The article deals with the creation of an artistic video with the school students entitled “For at least some minutes they were free. Marcel Nadjari”. The video was awarded a prize in the 7th Student Competition of Short Film Creation (video) on the subject of “The Greek Jews and the Holocaust”, for the school year 2020-2021.

You can read the whole article in Greek or its abstract in English here.

“Smyrna, Ionian luminous light”: Award ceremony for the Competition of Memory and Creation for the 100 years from the Asia Minor’s Catastrophe

On Friday 21 October 2022 at 19:30 was realised in the Events Hall of Evangeliki Model School of Smyrna the award ceremony of the students who participated in the Competition for the Memory and Creation for the 100 years from the Asia Minor’s Catastrophe entitled “Smyrna, Ionian luminous light”. During the ceremony were presented the works of the winners, and the student-contestants read extracts from their works and also commented on their artistic creations. The students’ rich work was characterised by creativity, imagination and a penetrative look into the past.

Distinction of our student in shooting

Congratulations to our A’ class student Iasonas Vaskas, who won the 2nd Panhellenic place in the Mixed Sport of Male and Female Adolescents (silver medal) and the 3rd place in the Individual Sport of Male Adolescents (bronze medal) in the Panhellenic Competition of Fixed Target with Air Gun 2022 of the Hellenic Shooting Association.

Award-winning of our student Vasileios Diamantopoulos for his participation in the Panhellenic Student Competition entitled “Achievements of Poetry Giannis & Lena Strefi Koutsochera”

The student Vasileios Diamantopoulos participated in the Panhellenic Student Competition “Achievements of Poetry Giannis & Lena Strefi Koutsochera”, which was organised by the Municipality of the Tortured Town of Kalavryta, dealing with the “Holocaust of Kalavryta in literature”. The student submitted his poetic work entitled “Kalavryta, 13 December 1943” and used the literary nickname “Ichnilates”. In his literary journey the student was accompanied by the Greek Language and Literature teacher Aikaterini Tsachtsarli.

The student was distinguished for the peculiarity and uniqueness of his poetic language as he expressed in a lyrical way and rhyming verse the disaster experienced by the inhabitants of Kalavryta due to the Nazi atrocity. The expression of the feelings of grief, deep despair but also of the suffocating atmosphere of an imposed cruel end constituted the main part of the student’s poetic thought. His expressive language revived the historic memory and functioned as a consoling homage for all those who lived the tragic moments of the Holocaust but were not forgotten. On the contrary, through the power of the young poetic expression, they united with the present and continue their ever-lasting way, teaching the current generation but also the future ones about the significance of preserving the humanitarian ideals.

The Municipality of Kalavryta organised an excellent award ceremony for the students who were distinguished in the event hall of the Multifunctional Cultural Centre of the town. The atmosphere of the ceremony was particularly charged with emotion as the spontaneous and honest poetic language of the students was powerfully expressed.

Pictures from the award ceremony




Award-winning for a team of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna in the 7th student competition of a short film creation about “The Holocaust and the Greek Jews”

On Friday 19 November 2021 the award ceremony was held in the office of Evangeliki Model High School of Smyrna’s headmaster. During the school year 2020-2021, three student-participants of our school were distinguished in the 7th student competition of video creation on the topic of “The Holocaust and the Greek Jews”, organised by the General Secretariat of Religious Affairs of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and the Jewish Museum of Greece.

The students Elissavet Kalogiannidou, Spyridon Kantartzis and Christos Koliothomas were distinguished and won an award for their participation with the artistic video entitled “They were at least free for some minutes. Marcel Nadjari”. It is also worth mentioning the friendly contribution of the student Emmanouil-Georgios Pansinis-Karachalios in the composition and execution of the video’s original soundtrack.

The English teacher of the school, Dr. Eirini Arnaouti, supervised and guided the preparation and the participation of the students in the competition.

Award ceremony for the students of our school in the 9th Literature Competition of Adolescent Short Story and Poetry “Grigoris Pentzikis”


The award ceremony for our school students, who participated and were distinguished in the 9th Literature Competition of Adolescent Short Story and Poetry “Grigoris Pentzikis”, was realized.

The A3 student Panagiota Lyra won the 1st award for the poem “In another Syngrou Avenue” («Σε μια άλλη Λ. Συγγρού») and for the short story “Petrina” («Πετρίνα») in the 9th Literature Competition of Adolescent Short Story and Poetry “Grigoris Pentzikis”, which has been organized since the school year 2012-2013 by the Scientific and Cultural Association “Educational Circle” and is realized with the approval of the Institute of Educational Policy.

The award-winning of the student Panagiota Lyra has a special meaning because, for the first time, the same person wins the 1st place in both categories, i.e. in the Adolescent Short Story and in the Adolescent Poetry.

Furthermore, the B3 student Eleni Bethani won a distinction in the same competition with the poem “The darkness of night” («Το μέλαν της νυκτός»).

The awards and the distinction were delivered by the school headmaster Mr. Christos Fanidis. An online award ceremony was also organized on the 28th June 2021. The ceremony was open to the public and was live streamed through the official website of the competition, where the ceremony programme was also uploaded.

Our school students’ participation is realised in the framework of a project carried out by the Greek Language and Literature teacher of our school Mr. Georgios Thodis.

The National Radiotelevision’s (ERT’s) reportage about our school’s participation in the competition CanSats in Europe

Our school’s distinction in the competition CanSats in Europe has not passed unnoticed by our National Radiotelevision (ERT), which has dedicated a special article to this innovative competition and the performance of Evangeliki School on its news website:

Our alumni’s achievements

We congratulate our alumni Dimitrentzis Petros, Papadopoulos Panagiotis and Margaritis Christos, who participated in the EuRoc – European Rocketry Challenge in Portugal, in the first contest of rocket launch in Europe.

Mr. Dimitrentzis, who studies in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, participated with the team Aristotle Space & Aeronautics Team (ASAT) of Aristotle University with the Selene rocket, while Mr.Papadopoulos and Mr. Margaritis study in the University of Delft, in the Netherlands, and they participated with the Dutch team DARE.

You can see the teams’ presentations here.

It is worth mentioning that all three alumni made remarkable contributions in the Robotics Club of our school while studying here!

The Headmaster

C. D. Fanidis

Bronze medal for our graduate in the International Mathematics Olympiad 2021

Our school graduate Dimitrios Emmanouil won the bronze medal in the 62nd Mathematics Olympiad 2021 (

This is the second international Olympic medal for Dimitrios Emmanouil, who also won the bronze medal in the Mathematics Olympiad last year. Our graduate has won gold medals in the National Mathematics Olympiad and also in previous international Olympiads. He participated in the Secondary and High School Mathematics Clubs of our school and he was a role model for his classmates thanks to his experience, persistence, hard work and collaborative spirit.

Dimitrios, congratulations and all the best for whatever you choose to do since you will be an especially talented student of mathematics, who is always hard-working and diligent!

Congratulations to his teachers, and especially to our school vice-headmaster Mr. Chasapis, who teaches advanced mathematics in the Mathematics Club for years and inspires his students with love for mathematics.

The Headmaster

C. D. Fanidis

Our school graduate in the National Olympic Team of Physics

Our school graduate of the school year 2020-2021 Prousalidi Erifylli will participate as a member in the National Olympic Team of Physics in the Physics Olympiad 2021

We congratulate our school graduate and wish her good luck!

It is worth mentioning that two more school graduates, Emmanouil Dimitrios and Aggelopoulos Dionysios, were also invited in the National Physics Team but they could not participate because of their participation in another National Team and due to other duties.

The Headmaster