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    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    AGBU Najarian-Gulbenkian School Students Win First & Second in
    Pan-Armenian Olympiad of Armenian Language Competition

    On July 17, 2009, the Pan-Armenian Olympiad of Armenian language and
    literature, as well as the Armenian studies competition, concluded at
    the Arno Babajanian Concert Hall in Yerevan, Armenia. School teams from
    12 countries took part in the Olympiad that started on July 10 and
    included 133 student participants.

    The Syrian team, which triumphed during the competition, was awarded the
    top prize. Maria Shahinian, Arpi Dekirmenjian and Nushik Tutunjian from
    AGBU Lazar Najarian Calouste-Gulbenkian School in Aleppo, Syria, were
    among the participants in the competition. Maria Shahinian was among the
    three first-prize winners of the Armenian studies competition, while
    Nushik Tutunjian was among the three second-prize winners.

    The main goal of the Olympiad and the competition was to encourage
    diasporan Armenian students to deepen their love and knowledge of
    Armenian language, literature, history and culture. During their stay in
    Yerevan, the visiting students traveled to a number of historic sights
    and enjoyed the cultural riches of Armenia.

    Established in 1906, AGBU ( is the world's largest
    non-profit Armenian organization. Headquartered in New York City, AGBU
    preserves and promotes the Armenian identity and heritage through
    educational, cultural and humanitarian program, annually touching the
    lives of some 400,000 Armenians around the world.