Washington, DC, October 21, 2016 — The Washington Oxi Day Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Philotimo Scholarship Competition. Once again, the Foundation received a number of competitive submissions from Greek-American students across the country.

Students were asked to watch the Foundation’s “Greek Secret” video on the subject of philotimo and answer one of the following questions:

  • What does philotimo mean to you?
  • What are some extraordinary examples of philotimo that you have seen?
  • What are the things you can do in your daily life to exhibit philotimo?
  • How can philotimo improve your life?

The first place essay was submitted by Theodore Looney of Santa Clara, California. He will receive a $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to the Foundation’s 6th Annual Black Tie Gala at the US Institute of Peace in Washington on October 27. The Honorable B. Theodore Bozonelis, Trustee of the Nicholas J. and Anna K. Bouras Foundation, will present the scholarship at the gala.

The two second place winners, each of whom will receive a $1,000 scholarship are Katarina Alexander of Roseville, California and Grace (Xara) Fitzwilliam
of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The two third place winners, each of whom will receive a $500 scholarship are Vasiliki Frantzis of Potomac, Maryland and Konstantina Stilianesis of Bronx, New York.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to all who participated in the 2016 Philotimo Scholarship Competition. The Foundation thoroughly enjoyed reading each essay.