HRH CROWN PRINCE ALEXANDER AWARDS
SERBIA’S TOP 500 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AT WHITE PALACE CEREMONY
Belgrade, 26 June 2012 – Their Royal
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine hosted today
at the White Palace the traditional annual awarding ceremony for Serbia’s
500 best scholars from all the secondary schools in Serbia.
At the ceremony, speeches
were delivered by HRH Crown Prince Alexander II, Prof. Dr. Ivan Vujacic,
board member of the Eurobank EFG, Prof. Dr. Neda Bokan, Vice Rector of
Belgrade University and Mr. Matija Beckovic, member of the Crown Council and
Serbian Academy of sciences and arts.
The ceremony was also
attended by His Grace Bishop Atanasije of Hvostano, H.E. Mr. Predrag
Markovic, Minister for Culture, Media and Information society, members of
the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, members of the Board of the Prince
Alexander’s Foundation for Education.
For several years His Royal
Highness has given commendations to the top pupils of all the secondary
schools in Serbia, who have worked hard to achieve the highest marks during
their secondary school education. Every secondary school in Serbia chose a
best pupil who received a commendation and appropriate gifts.
In his speech, HRH Crown
Prince Alexander thanked EUrobank EFG for their support to this event,
welcomed students, their parents and professors and emphasized: “Dear
students, you are our pride and you are the future of Serbia. Your further
education should be now the main goal of our country and of us all. My
Foundation for education is doing everything it can to help young talented
people like you to develop their full potential”. The Crown Prince also
welcomed Mrs. Kathy Fanslow, President of Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian
organization who has been helping our country for over twenty years.
Prof. Dr. Neda Bokan
addressed best students and wished them best of luck in their further
education at Belgrade’s and other Universities in Serbia.
Prof. Dr. Ivan Vujacic said
that Eurobank EFG was very proud of this traditional event. He emphasized
that his company has long term plans related to Serbia, and because of that
it readily invests in Serbia’s future.
Mr. Matija Beckovic
emphasized that today’s gathering was the most important event in Serbia at
Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine extended
their gratitude to the volunteers for their great support in organizing this
event as well as sponsors Eurobank EFG,
Coca Cola Hellenic
Serbia, Bakery “Trpkovic” and TriangleMedia Center.