St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival-Metropolis of New Jersey Competition held at St. Demetrios Church in Upper Darby, PA on May 14, 2022
Congratulations to the HAGOC youth who competed in the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival- Metropolis of New Jersey Competition on May 14th:
Senior Division (grades 10-12): Katie Drapas (Honorable Mention)
Junior Division (grades 7-9): John Economou (2nd place score), Marianna Drapas (Honorable Mention)
HAGOC has in years' past excelled at the Metropolis Level, and 2022 was no exception! It is worth emphasizing that 3 of the 4 speakers from the Virginia District at the Metropolis Competition came from our church – what an astounding achievement! Even Bishop Aposotlos, who presided over the Metropolis Competition, was amazed that such talent not only came from one church, but a small one such as ours, and that this has been our tradition for 10+ years. We are exceedingly proud of Katie, John and Marianna - they served as terrific representatives of our parish in the Diocese! In fact, with his 2nd place score, John is an alternate to the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival-National Competition to be held at Holy Trinity Church in Dallas, TX June 3-5, 2022.
Congratulations again to Katie, John and Marianna!