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

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TCA Arshag Dickranian School's Eighth Graders Visit
Washington D.C. and New York

Los Angeles, May 2, 2011 - The 8th grade students of TCA Arshag Dickranian
School had a very unique Easter Vacation this year visiting New York City,
Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. The six day trip was organized by Maro
Travel Teck and took place from April 16th through April 22nd. The
students were escorted by their home room teacher Miss Alvard Uzunyan,
along with Principal Vartkes Kourouyan, his wife Alice and some thirty

As a part of the educational curriculum, this is the second year that the
school organizes the trip for its 8th graders during the Easter Vacation
to give them the opportunity to observe these locations, so they can
visually learn about the historical and significant sites of the Nation.

The first day of the trip was spent in New York City where students got
the opportunity to explore various historical and world renowned places,
namely the Empire State Building, the United Nations Headquarters,
Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Plaza Hotel and Fifth Avenue. The second
day being Palm Sunday, the students first visited St. Vartan Armenian
Cathedral to light their candles and offer their prayers. The students
then continued their excursion, visiting the Statue of Liberty, Wall
Street, New York Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center's Ground Zero,
where students paid their respects to the lives lost on that ignoble
September 11, 2001.

On the third day of the trip, the group boarded their bus heading towards
Philadelphia. While there, the students visited the historic Old Capitol
Building, the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, not forgetting to
enjoy savoring the Philly steak sandwiches before bidding farewell to the
city of friendship.

The fourth day of the trip was spent in Washington D.C., touring the
significant sites of the Nation's Capital, such as the White House,
Capitol Hill, The Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam
Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial and the tomb of the Unknown
Soldier. The fifth and sixth days of the trip started with a stop at the
Arlington National Cemetery, President John F. Kennedy's tomb, followed by
the Smithsonian and Air Space Museums. A special highlight on the fifth
day was visiting the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia.

On the last evening of the trip, the students surprised the Principal,
Mrs. Alice Kourouyan and Miss Alvard Uzunyan with a small party at the
Marriot Courtyard Gaithersburg to show their appreciation.

Upon their return, the students found their week long excursion very
enjoyable and informative, whereas parents expressed their high level of
satisfaction about the way the program was organized.

Located at 1200 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, the TCA Arshag
Dickranian Armenian School is a federally tax exempt, Pre-K to 12th grade
private educational institution. For more information visit

From: A. Papazian