AGAPI CHATZIGIANNI, THE GREEK STUDENT, RECIPIENT OF THE AAMS
The Alexander Ammerman Memorial Scholarship is offered by the Ammerman family, to a new Pinewood student each year in the memory of our dear colleague, Alexander Ammerman. Mr. Ammerman, served as Pinewood’s beloved librarian, leaves behind a legacy of passionately promoting the written word in poetry and literature. While dedicating his life to teaching, reading, and writing, he touched the lives of all those who had the privilege to know him. Mr. Ammerman was scholarly, compassionate, discerning, thoughtful, poetic, and kind-hearted, and it is these character qualities that we aspire to memorialize and promote through the recipients of this scholarship.
Agapi has always been very fond of literature. From a very young age, she would read avidly at bedtime or during the day, anything that took her fancy. Usually that would be a book with stories from all over the world, a magazine or comic book. Poems and novels fascinated her equally. There she would resort to escape from teenage worries and troubles, find answers to her questions and build whole new worlds in her imagination; worlds where one is free to be and act as one wishes.
Her years of study at the 1st Highschool of Panorama helped her delve deeper into this passionate and liberating domain of literature. She would happily undertake any literary assignment and research it further, under the valuable guidance of her teachers. Therefore, it is with immense pleasure that she has received the exciting news of this scholarship, which will hopefully provide her with the right skills in the pursuit of a literary career.