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Sakellarios Zairis

My name is Sakellarios Zairis and I'm a member of the Columbia College class of 2008. I was born and raised in northern New Jersey, about half an hour out of New York City. I attended Horace Mann School in the Bronx, meaning that my high school was actually farther from my house than my college. The sciences have always been my primary interest and I am pursuing a major in physics. My parents are both islanders, with my father hailing from Kalymnos and my mother from Ikaria. Every summer I go to Greece for about a month and I stay the majority of the time in Ikaria. The island of Ikaria, and especially my town Faros, is relatively untouched by modern civilization - we got running water about five years ago - so it makes for a very serene vacation. I have been involved in the Greek-American cultural scene since my freshman year of high school when I joined my local GOYA (Paramus). GOYA was great experience which paved the way for my future participation in the promotion of Greek culture. Now I'm a member of the Hellas board and the Greek dancing team here at Columbia, and I'm very glad to have met so many interesting people and had such an enjoyable time thus far.

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