Junior Olympics Report Annual Meeting January 2005
By Chuck Bern
The date of the Junior Olympics was May 28, 29, 30. The Junior Olympic
Committee modeled the opening ceremonies after the Olympics in Athens, Greece. We commend
the efforts of Sts. Constantine/Helen on their successful event.
Applicants had to be 7 to 18 years of age. Fee was $20 per athlete if number of applicants numbered 15 or less. Our cost for the event was $300 (15 students @ $20). T-shirts were donated. Unfortunately we had a few Olympians who registered but did not show up for their scheduled event.
St. Mary's participated for the first time. We marched side by side. At the opening ceremony, St. Mary's was recognized as a new addition to the annual event.
Our team consisted of: Madeline Betsanes, Joan Betsanes, Nicholas Lisowski, Alex Zacharias, John Zacharias, Azieb Andu, Brianna Partoll, Joseph Partoll, Andrew Seper and Karen Seper. Medal winners were Briana Partoll - Gold Medal: Long Jump and Joe Partoll - Gold Medal: Long Jump, Gold Medal: 100 Meter Dash, Bronze Medal: 400 Meter Dash
All Olympians were recognized on June 13th at the end of Divine Liturgy
Plans for 2005
We look forward to an even greater participation of our athletes - and
more medal winners!