Christina Marie Bottis

Class of 1997  
Christina attended Trinity High School in River Forest and graduated as a full candidate of the International Baccalaureate Honors Program in 2001. She continued studying at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. She was a member of the Sigma Iota Epsilon National Business Honor Society as well.
Christina is an experienced marketer and social media aficionado. She managed the integrated marketing programs of college and university bookstores as Lead Marketing Specialist for the Follett Higher Education Group. She also worked as an Account Executive for Huget Advertising and Public Relations.
Christina was the Managing Director of the Engagement Management Team at CareerBuilder, where she oversaw a team working with the human capital initiatives of Fortune 500 companies. She is currently the Head of Marketing at Coyote Logistics.

Katherine Maniatis Celik

Class of 1996   
Katherine graduated from Maine South High School in 2000. She then studied at DePaul University in Chicago and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Katherine then continued her education at National Louis University and earned a Masters in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an ELL endorsement. She currently is a teacher at the Guardian Angel School.

Filisa Koritsaris Mantas

Class of 1996   
Filisa attended St. Ignatius College Prep and graduated in 2000. She was nominated as Sophomore of the Year in 1997 and was a four-year Varsity Soccer player. She was also chosen to travel to Harlan, Kentucky to build homes for the needy during her senior year.
Filisa then attended University of Dayton and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism. She was accepted into DePaul University’s prestigious Clinical Model program for Education where she received her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction and became an elementary school teacher.
She received a second Master’s degree in Education Leadership with a Type 75 endorsement through the University of Illinois at Urbana. She was an instructor in the Triton College Early Childhood Department from 2000 to 2005. Filisa is currently Director of Operations for YOLK Restaurant Group and a member of the Plato Academy School Board.

Alfred A. Koritsaris, J.D.

Class of 1995  
Alfred attended St. Ignatius College Prep and graduated in 1999. He was a four-year Varsity Soccer player and a member of the Elite Eight team that went downstate in 1998. He was also a member of the Schwaben Soccer club and traveled with them to Munich, where he played against the German Youth National team.
Al then attended Marquette University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Business. He began working at Karavidas & Argionis Law Office during college and became a fulltime paralegal after graduation.
Al continued his education at Valparaiso Law School where he received his J.D. in 2006. While at Valparaiso, he was the Illinois Bar Association Representative and a Legal Writing tutor. Al is currently an Attorney at Law with Argionis & Associates LLC where he specializes in workman’s comp and personal injury. Al has been chosen as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers from 2012 to 2018, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers under 40 years old are named to the Rising Star list.  Al was recently named equity partner in the firm.

Angeliki Kastanis

Class of 1994
Angeliki attended Fenwick High school, graduated in 1998 and was accepted by New York University.
Angeliki then attended the prestigious Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and earned Master of Public Policy degree in 2011. During graduate school, she worked as a research analyst intern for Chicago Public Schools and a consulting intern for the Chicago Community Trust.
Before embarking on a public policy career, Angeliki studied at Columbia College in Chicago and received a B.A. in Audio, Arts and Acoustics. She was the head sound mixer and audio editor for several documentary film shorts. Both her previous media projects and her policy work have focused on LGBTQ issues ranging from health and community activism to immigration.
Angeliki was a Policy Analyst at The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law from 2001 until 2016. She is currently a Data Journalist/Analyst at The Associated Press.

Taki Kastanis

Class of 1991   
Taki attended Fenwick High School in Oak Park and graduated in 1995. He then studied at the University of Illinois at Chicago earning a degree in Business.
After graduation, Taki became a real estate broker, but knew his true passion was the restaurant industry. Following his dream, he became the Founder/Owner of YOLK, a hot breakfast destination in Chicago. Taki’s restaurant has received rave reviews from Metromix, Dining Out and Chicago Concierge. There are currently seven Chicago locations, three locations in Indianapolis and two in Dallas. Taki was recognized as a 40 under 40 Class of 2014 by the prestigious Greek America Foundation.

Peter D. Verros, J.D.

Class of 1991  
Peter attended Fenwick High School and graduated as an honor roll student in 1995. He continued his education at the University of Illinois at Urbana. He then transferred to Loyola University where he received in B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Peter was then accepted into the Chicago-Kent College of Law and received his J.D. in 2004. He began his career in tax law when he joined the Cook County Treasurer office as a staff attorney. He is presently a partner at Verros, Lafakis, and Berkshire, PC. His law firm is recognized in the area of tax appeals and property tax law.
In addition, Peter has been chosen as a 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers under 40 years old are named to the Rising Star list.

Phoebos Apollon M. Bolaris (1990-2017)

Class of 2005 
Phoebos-Apollon began attending Plato Academy at the age of 3 1/2. After graduation he attended Glenbrook South High School. He continued his education as a History and Philosophy major at the University of Loyola Chicago before transfering to study Classics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated with a B.A. in the Classics, specializing in Ancient Greek (with a minor in Modern Greek), in May 2015. Phoebos had a passion for ancient languages: Ancient Greek, Sanskrit and Latin and he also spoke French, Russian, Persian (Farsi) and Modern Greek. He loved history, geography, languages, politics and current events. He was always following events in Greece, the Balkans, Russia/Central Asia and the Middle East. Phoebos attended the Moscow State Institute of International Relations/MGIMO-University where he received a Master’s Degree. The dreams of this brilliant mind were cut off shortly by his sudden death of a heart attack days before his graduation. Phoebos experienced more…saw more…and achieved more than most people can dream in a lifetime.

The Phoebos Apollon M. Bolaris Scholarship has been established in his memory.