PRESS RELEASE
Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
138 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-689-7810
Fax: 212-689-7168
e-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.armenianprelacy.org
Contact: Iris Papazian

August 17, 2004

CLASS OFF 2004 COMPLETES SIAMANTO ACADEMY PROGRAM

NEW YORK, NY-They all spoke with nostalgia about their three years at the
Siamanto Academy. This year's graduates, Mark Yetemian, Sylvie Aghjayan,
Marie Demirchyan, and Massis Sarkissian, each read their graduation speeches
with emotion and gratitude for the enriching experience they had at the
Academy.
Sponsored by the Armenian National Education Committee (ANEC), the three
year weekly program focuses on language, literature, history, Christian
studies and current events in addition to guest lecturers on various
Armenian cultural disciplines. This, in addition to the field trips that
enhance the traditional, national values that the students embrace, provide
a unique educational opportunity.
In the presence of parents and guests, Siamanto principal, Deacon Krikor
Lakissian, and ANEC executive director, Gilda B. Kupelian, the graduates
dressed in their caps and gowns, walked into the hall amidst enthusiastic
applause.
Dn. Lakissian gave a brief account of last year's activities and Ms
Kupelian provided an overview of the Academy's three year accredited
program. The graduates received their diplomas, awards and gifts from ANEC.
A reception hosted by the parents concluded the day's joyous
festivities.
The Academy's 2004-2005 term will begin next month. For information
contact the ANEC office, [email protected] or 212-689-7810.