On Sunday, May 19, the Saint Gregory Sunday/ Armenian School held its annual year-end closing exercises and cultural program. Following the Divine Liturgy, the students filed into the church sanctuary in order to present a program based on the various things they had learned throughout the Sunday School academic year.
During the program, each student received a certificate of completion for the academic year. This year's sole graduate was Meliné Almasian, daughter of Joe & Kim Almasian. Meliné has been an outstanding student in our Sunday/Armenian School and was one of the recipients of the Prelacy's Youth Service Award during last year's National Representative Assembly that convened in North Andover.
The dedicated Sunday School staff, under the capable direction of Mrs. Sossy Jeknavorian, deserves a high amount of gratitude for their commitment in volunteering to teach and guide our children throughout the year. On behalf of the students and parents, the teachers presented Digin Sossy with a small gift in appreciation for her work as Sunday/Armenian School Principal.
Following the presentation in church, students, parishioners, family members and friends participated in a delicious buffet luncheon in Jaffarian Hall, prepared by the parents and staff. A large crowd was on hand to watch the annual Armenian School hantes, which consisted of poems, readings, songs and dances performed masterfully by our students.
One of the highlights of the program was a stunning performance by little Lucy Kevorkian of Komitas Vartabed's song Gakavig, accompanied by Der Hayr at the piano.
The students of our Sunday/Armenian School continue to learn about our Armenian Apostolic Faith and the culture and heritage of Armenian forefathers. We congratulate all the staff, students and parents on another successful year of learning and we wish you all new successes in future years.