George Ceko

Award Ceremony:
Lincoln Elementary School, Hammond, Indiana
November 9, 2011

Anastacia Strezo

Congratulations to our National Grandparent/
Patriot of the Year, Mr. George Ceko of
Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Ceko served our
country in the Air Force and says he is proud
to be an American. He says he is especially
proud to be a grandfather of six. His
granddaughter Anastacia Strezo, age 8,
who lives in Hammond, Indiana, wrote the
essay that resulted in Mr. Ceko receiving
the award of National Grandparent/Patriot
of the Year.
Mr. Ceko is a retired electrician. Favorite
activities of our national winner:
"Being a handyman, playing board games
with my grandchildren, and swimming."


Anthony and Jo Anne Strezo and Daughters

Meet Anastacia, writer of the essay which
nominated her grandfather, George Ceko, for
our annual national award. Ana is the oldest
of Anthony and JoAnne Strezo's three girls.
She is very good at writing and loves to read.
Also she likes to sing in church
and sang in her school's talent show.
Ana's favorite school subjects are art, music,
and math. She likes to play games on her
Kindle, write stories, and dance ballet.
Of note is that, in second grade, Ana won
an essay contest at her school. She is in the
Girl Scouts, where she won the Family of God
award this year.
And she named her cockapoo/terrier puppy

We can agree that Anastacia is one talented
little girl! (See her winning essay below.)


Anastacia's Birthday
My grandfather George Ceko served in the Air Force. He is a GREAT Grandfather. When my mother goes to work, he helps to take care of me. He is very involved in my life and would do anything for me.
When I earned the Girl Scout Family of God award this year, my Grandfather was there. When I played T-ball, my Grandfather was there. When I was hospitalized when I was 2 years old, my Grandfather
was there. He's the best and deserves this award. --Anastacia Strezo