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Clearwater swimmer wins national Scholar-Athlete Award

Clearwater’s Nick Alexiou was a state champion in Class 3A 200- and 500-yard freestyle swimming.

PHELAN M. EBENHACK Special to the Times (2011)

Clearwater’s Nick Alexiou was a state champion in Class 3A 200- and 500-yard freestyle swimming.

Good for you | by Nova Beall

Nick Alexiou, Clearwater High School grad and two-time Class 3A state swimming champion in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle, received the John P. Vlahos Scholar-Athlete Award on July 25.

He received it at the 90th annual AHEPA (American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association) Supreme Convention Athletic Luncheon at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

One of eight recipients chosen from a record number of applicants across the United States, Alexiou was selected by AHEPA's scholarship committee based on outstanding achievements in the classroom, in athletics and in volunteer service to the community.

AHEPA, a membership-based association for American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes, gives the $4,000 award to outstanding high school scholar-athletes of Hellenic descent.

"The 2012 national Scholar-Athlete honorees are all truly deserving of the accolades they will receive," said AHEPA supreme president Dr. John Grossomanides. "Each recipient has worked extremely hard and demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to reach the great heights in their respective sport. They also have demonstrated excellence in education."

Alexiou will attend the University of Virginia this fall on a full swimming scholarship.

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