Ariana Vartzikos

Ariana attended Concordia University and graduated with a degree in Graphic Arts. She is currently employed as a Graphic Designer at Greenstone Partners, a commercial real estate firm serving the the needs of institutional and private investors.

Kimon Bolaris

Class of 2011
Kimon M. Bolaris is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School. He was the director of WGBK 88.5 FM Radio Station in Glenview for the 2014-2015 school year. Kimon has been always interested in the visual arts and has a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee  in Cinematic and Film studies.

Steven Stavnem

Class of 2011
After graduating from Plato, Steven was accepted to Lane Tech College Prep. During his time at Lane, Steven played Lacrosse, was a member of an international club, as well as being a part of the choir. His ensemble group won an Honors Superior rating at the CPS Choir Competitions with their performance of “Poor Man Lazarus.” Steven is a 2019 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in political science and Spanish. He has been accepted to the University of Dayton School of Law for Fall 2020. He also has been offered the Law Dean’s Scholarship.

Marie Christophell

Class of 2009
After graduating from Plato, Marie attended Lane Tech College Prep, where she entered the Honors program and excelled in choir. She graduated in the top 5 percent of her class and chose to attend DePaul University as a recipient of their Presidential Scholarship. She entered again into the Honors program, has been listed as a member of the Dean’s List every quarter since she began, and was a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Scholastic Excellence. In 2014, she was a recipient of the Panhellenic Scholarship Award. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She is majoring in English Literature and minoring in French, and was recently accepted into the 5-year Combined BA/MAE program, which will allow her to receive her graduate degree in just one year.

Anne Margaret Boswell

Class of 2009
Anne Margaret is a graduate of Glenbrook South High School. She was on Student Council and was elected Junior Class Representative by her peers. She was also a student leader of Glenbrook South’s Hellenic club. She participated in Interact, a community service club and kept active by playing on the Varsity Lacrosse team. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She also worked as a Deduction Analyst intern at the Robert Bosch Tool Corporation.Anne Margaret received a Master’s degree in Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is currently employed as a Financial Services Auditor at PwC, one of the Big Four accounting firms.She is also a volunteer for Marine Parents, and organization that provides support and services to Marines and their families.

Hephestion Bolaris

Class of 2008
Hephestion was accepted by the prestigious St. Ignatius College Prep. He attended for two years, then, tiring of the long commute, he transferred to Glenbrook South. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana and received a B.A in Classical Studies and Economics. He was selected by the European Union Center (EUC) of the UIUC to attend the University of North Carolina Summer Study Tour to Brussels on full scholarship in June 2014. Hephestion also was selected as the recipient of the AY 2013-14 Houston-Papadimitriou Awards, which comes with a $1,000 prize for excellence in Modern Greek Studies! Hephestion, who has taken all the GRKM classes at the Program in Modern Greek Studies will also graduate with a Minor in Modern Greek. His Modern Greek studies landed Hephestion a (full tuition) FLAS Fellowship by the USD of Education and the EUC at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study upper level Modern Greek during his sophomore year. Besides Ancient Greek and Latin, Hephestion has also reached intermediate level in both French and Russian. He is also fluent in Modern Greek. Hephestion won the U of I team trophy as the MVP of the University of Illinois team in the Division IV Panamerican Intercollegiate Chess Championship! He received a B.A in Classical Studies and Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 2016. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Chicago.


John Campanelli

Class of 2008
John was an honor roll student at Saint Viator High-School. He played hockey and lacrosse all four years.  John was a member of the hockey team that played at the United Center in the championship game of the Red Division of the 2012 Blackhawk Cup state tournament. He was also President of Italian club, completed over one hundred hours of service and graduated in 2012. John graduated from  Indiana University, majoring in Informatics with a business cognate. John also a member of the IU club Hockey team, and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is currently employed at Baxter.

Robert Cotter

Class of 2006
Bobby graduated from Illinois State University in 2014 with a B.A in Secondary Education. He did his student teaching at Roosevelt High School. During college, he was an online sports columnist for The Daily Vidette and later a featured columnist for The Bleacher Report. Bobby was also 2014 Golden Gloves Champ for his weight class. Bobby was accepted to Northwestern Law School 2016.  During this time he was a Civil Rights Law Clerk for the Council on American-Islamic relations and for  the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. He was also the Associate Editor for the Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy.
Bobby received a Juris Doctor from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in  May 2019. He will be heading to Washington DC to work in policy for Third Way , a not for profit think tank whose mission statement is

“We are fighting for opportunity, so everyone has the chance to earn a good life; progress on social issues, so all have the freedom to live the lives they choose; and security, so we are protected from 21st century global threats.”

George Stavros Adams

Class of 2007  
George attended Northridge Prep High School in Niles, IL and excelled both academically and athletically. He was on the Dean’s list all four years and earned the following honors: National Honors Society, Illinois State Scholar, Debate Nationals, Math Team, Scholar Athlete award, AP Scholar. He was the Salutatorian, graduating second in his class in 2011. George attended the University of Illinois at Urbana where he received a Masters in Accounting Science with a Concentration in Finance. George worked as an Expert Testimony Analyst at Ocean Tomo from 2017-2019 He is currently a Finance and Strategy Associate at M1 Finance.
“Our minds and our hearts are amused in different ways. The former is the source of logic; the latter is the source of passion. Plato Academy reconciled these two seemingly contradictory principles, and it has made me a better student and most of all, a better person.”