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ST. ILLUMINATOR’S SATURDAY SCHOOL CONCLUDES WITH RECITAL DEDICATED TO THE YEAR OF THE ARMENIAN MOTHER

 
 

On Sunday, May 19, 2013 the St. Illuminator’s Armenian Saturday School culminated its activities with a recital prepared and presented by the teachers and students. Welcoming remarks were given by Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian and student Rita Yonan. The performance was dedicated to the “Year of the Armenian Mother” and students recited poems and sang songs dedicated to mothers as well as St. Mesrob Mashdots, the founder of the Armenian Alphabet.

The stage—set specifically to depict a mothering sun shining down on its flowers—was prepared by local artist Eliz Alahverdian. The event concluded with a rendition of “Giligia” on the trumpet played by student Bedig Wannessian. Students then presented Mother’s day cards to their families that they completed at school in the weeks prior to the event. Each child was called from the stage to present their card and receive a small gift from their teacher.

Antranig Vartanian, vice-chairman, spoke on behalf of the St. Illuminator’s Board of Trustees, congratulating Der Hayr, committee, teachers and students on their accomplishments in the five months since the school opened its doors. Then he presented each teacher and committee member a gift as a small token of appreciation.

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