On Thursday, June 9th, the recently appointed U.S Ambassador to Greece, Hon. George J. Tsunis visited the American Community Schools of Athens (ACS Athens) and was greeted by elementary school students, faculty, and staff of the entire school.

Ambassador Tsunis was a natural with the children. He talked about sports with a group of enthusiastic third graders and math with the 4th-grade class after they had shared their recent math competition awards with him. To this, he quoted Archimedes, and that it was Pythagoras who discovered that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. He also shared a bit of advice with the students: “There is nothing more important than a friend.”

While visiting Ms. Dimas’ 5th-grade class Ambassador Tsunis was impressed by how well informed the students were on American politics and happily accepted their request to invite President Biden to ACS Athens. He assured the students that President Biden loves Greece and has visited the country many times in the past.

Ambassador Tsunis and ACS Athens President Peggy Pelonis had the opportunity to talk about the school’s academic and athletic programs while on an extensive tour of the school facilities. The Ambassador stated that he is very eager to have his three children attend ACS Athens in the Fall and stated:  “My wife Olga and I are looking forward to having our children attend a school that has such a holistic approach to education and values the whole person.”

Ambassador Tsunis is the proud Greek-American son of immigrants to the United States, with deep roots in the village of Platanos in the beautiful mountainous region of Nafpaktia. He was nominated by President Biden and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 10, 2022.