TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School
1200 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Tel: 323-461-4377
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TCA Arshag Dickranian School Holds Its
30th Annual Christmas Program

Los Angeles, December 21, 2010 - The Tekeyan Cultural Association Arshag
Dickranian School held its 30th Annual Christmas Program on Thursday,
December 20, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the school's Walter and Laurel Karabian
Hall. Complying with its tradition, the school held this event prior to
the Christmas vacation thus giving parents, students, faculty members,
friends and guests the opportunity to celebrate the Yule Holidays

The event comprised of students ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th
grade performing in a medley of stage presentations and dances,
interjected by recitations, monologues and Christmas carols sung by the
school choir. The program was organized namely by pre-kindergarten teacher
Ms. Madlena Marikyan and her assistant Ms. Nina Lazarian, kindergarten
teacher Ms. Anahid Avanessian and her assistant Ms. Martha Mirzakhanyan,
Armenian teacher Ms. Emma Umroyan, music teacher Mr. Komitas Keshishyan,
and dance teacher Mr. Robert Arakelian.

The program began with joint welcoming remarks by 6th grade student Mania
Mgdsyan and 8th grade students Anais Nahapetyan and Louisa Hekimyan, which
was followed by the Christmas carols `Deck the Halls' and `Feliz Navidad'
sung by the school choir. The program continued with the kindergartners
and pre-kindergartners taking the stage respectively with the
kindergarteners singing `The Twelve Months of the Year' and the
pre-kindergartners singing `The Red Nosed Reindeer' and `Santa Clause Is
Coming to Town'. The toddlers' performances were followed by more carols
sung by the school choir, a solo performance called `Gymnastics' by 6th
grader Elizabeth Bedrosian, and `Cha-Cha-Cha' and salsa group dances
performed by 8th and 9th grade students. A novel attraction was the stage
presentation of an Armenian musical play called the `Complaint of Animals'
performed by elementary students. The program was concluded with a
brilliant performance of the folk dance `Kinto' performed by high school

Principal Vartkes Kourouyan delivered the closing remarks by thanking all
the hands involved in the preparation and production of this joyful
event, giving guests, faculty, students and teachers his best Holiday
wishes and inviting guests for picture taking and socializing.

Founded in 1981, The TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School is a Pre-K
through grade 12 co-educational facility which serves the Armenian
community at large. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools
and Colleges (WASC) and has federal tax exemption status. For more
information visit

From: A. Papazian