Joseph Adams

Class of 2005  
Joseph attended North Ridge Prep where he graduated sixth in his class. He was not only a scholar, but also an athlete; he was a 3-year Varsity soccer player and Captain of the team. He was also 2-year Varsity baseball player. Joseph was on the Math Team and a volunteer at the Resurrection Nursing Home. His high school honors include AP Scholar, Illinois State Scholar and National Honors Society.
Joseph was accepted into the University of Illinois at Urbana’s Biochemistry Concentrated Program.  He is majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Joseph is an Undergraduate Intern at Beckman Institute where he is conducting research in the Molecular Muscle Physiology Laboratory. He is a volunteer at Carle Hospital and a member of both the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and AMSA Pre-Med Student Organization. Joseph received a Masters in Medical Sciences from Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University. He is a 2019 graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. Joseph matched for residency in Internal Medicine at UIC/Christ Hospital.
“Plato Academy is a place where each individual is catered to. Intellectual curiosity is imparted into each student through a carefully designed curriculum and environment. Every student is indulged to reach their own full potential. As a Plato Academy graduate, I was adequately equipped with the tools needed to generate autonomous and analytical decisions regarding my future.” 
“I have gained a brilliant life-long mentor who has a deep understanding of life and the obstacles that one has to overcome. Her voice has been my personal inspiration and remains deep in my roots. Thank you Mrs. Koritsaris and the family of Plato Academy!” 

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.