Scenes from DC and colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. (via

Last weekend, 31 students from the 8th grade class at the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School traveled to Washington, DC and Williamsburg, Virginia, for an educational tour of some of the United States of America’s landmarks and historic sites.

The school’s website explains:

This trip harmonized with our school’s history curriculum and brought places and events from US history to life.


  1. Armenia to participate in Los Angeles Times festival of books
  2. Ara Gochunyan says normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations depends on Turkey
  3. “Status quo” to be preserved for long time
  4. Expert: No changes expected in the process of normalization of the Armenian-Turkish relations
  5. Serzh Sargsyan: “Political processes in our country are normal”
  6. Analyst: Opposition trying to involve non-extremist electorate
  7. Analyst: the USA to try to resume Armenian-Turkish relations
  8. Ruben Hakobyan: “ANC realized that the policy it adopted was leading to a deadlock”
  9. RA NA Speaker to leave for Brussels
  10. Michael Vardanyan: “Grand Holding” has no intention of leaving Armenia
  11. President consults with heads of banks
  12. Events held in Canada dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
  13. Events held in Switzerland dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
  14. Harut Sassounian: Mr. President, Armenian-Americans reject your offensive word games on Genocide By Harut Sassounian, Publisher, The California Courier
  15. Events held in Kuwait dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
  16. Commemoration event held in Belarus dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
  17. Armenian Genocide remembrance in India
  18. 500 people at the commemoration of Armenian Genocide
  19. The Ministry of Diaspora organized the teleconference with the representatives of the Armenian community of Aleppo
  20. Diaspora Minister receives representatives of Lebanon’s “Zvaryan” students union
  21. Films of Golden Apricot to be presented in the Netherlands
  22. “Garni” historic-cultural reserve-museum receives Melina Mercouri authoritative prize
  23. Third book telethon to be conducted April 30
  24. Vahan Miraqyan was awarded with “Komitas” medal by the Ministry of Diaspora and Golden medal by the Ministry of Culture of RA
  25. Nadejda Ispiryan’s “Street of shattered dreams” film was presented in London
  26. Session of committee for preparing Edward Mirzoyan’s 90th anniversary celebration held
  27. Catholicos Karekin II receives Jaime Mayor Oreja
  28. Historian says Armenians attach great importance to the word of “Genocide”
  29. Turkish analyst says shock expected in Turkey in 2015 in connection with Armenian Genocide
  30. The cooperation agreement will be signed between Yerevan and Ile de France
  31. French Senate vice chairman to support bill criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide
  32. RA President receives representatives of British “Ark” publishing house
  33. Winners of essay competition on trafficking awarded in Gyumri
  34. Tokmajyan elected rector of Yerevan State Architecture and Construction University
  35. Aram Simonyan resigns
  36. Armenian Assembly hosts commemorative events in Armenia dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide
  37. Hayastan All-Armenian Fund builds community center in Shushi Region’s Mets Shen village
  38. Nazik Avdalyan has a car accident
  39. “Grand Sport” sport-health and training complex opens

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A view of the actors and crew of the MDS production of "Arsenic & Old Lace"

From April 7 -10, 2011, the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School’s Senior Drama Conservatory students performed the dark comedy classic “Arsenic and Old Lace.” The play was directed by Adrianne Alvarez-Jackson and the dance sequences were choreographed by Katie Miller. The set design was created by Todd Szabo and the costumes were professionally done by Valentino’s Costumes.

The AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, located in Canoga Park, California, was deeply satisfied with the amount of support from the teachers, administration, and community members, who all came out to see the performances over the weekend.




  1. Historian: The issue of Genocide must be compensation
  2. Analyst: Turkish political machine undertakes standard steps on the eve of April 24
  3. Artak Shakaryan says it is high time for the Armenian nation to be demanding about its claim
  4. Ruben Melkonyan says Armenian lobby does its best for Armenian Genocide recognition
  5. President of Armenia addresses the nation on the Genocide Remembrance Day
  6. Bako Sahakyan: The world should undoubtedly recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide
  7. Barack Obama again betrayed his pledge to properly condemn and commemorate Armenian Genocide
  8. Tribute to the memory of victims of the Armenian Genocide
  9. Eduard Sharmazanov: Armenian Genocide is the shame of civilized humanity
  10. Swedish parliamentarians say Turkey must admit the crime it committed
  11. US Ambassador to Armenia: Obama has not changed his opinion over Genocide
  12. Razmik Zohrabyan: Recognition of Armenian Genocide necessary for preventing such crimes
  13. Armenian National Assembly calls on parliaments of the world to recognize and condemn the Armenian Genocide
  14. The Upper House of the parliament of Argentina adopted the statement condemning the Armenian Genocide
  15. Turkologist: No normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations expected
  16. Ombudsman wants to be a mediator in authorities-opposition relations
  17. Ramkavar Azatakan Party goes to elections alone
  18. Torch procession in the memory of the Armenian Genocide takes place in Tbilisi
  19. Armenian Genocide commemorated in Netherlands
  20. Events in Germany for commemoration of Armenian Genocide to go on
  21. March for Memory of Armenian Genocide in Paris
  22. St. Petersburg Armenian Community marks 96th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
  23. Events dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Syria
  24. Events for Commemoration of Armenian Genocide to be held in Cyprus
  25. Armenian Genocide commemoration events in the USA
  26. “Live Gallery” exhibition on 96th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
  27. The results of the competition are known
  28. A film for each of us: Sunrise over Lake Van
  29. The bilingual book with the title “The Armenian Genocide: witness testimony of the survived people” by Verjine Svazlyan is published
  30. “Bibliobus” heads for Syunik
  31. Feast of Resurrection celebrated in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
  32. Hans Yochen Schmidt: It is necessary to know what happened and feel the responsibility
  33. Hrayr Karapetyan: recognition of the Genocide is the creation of compensation policy opportunity
  34. web site operates
  35. YSU rector says recognition of the Armenian Genocide to give moral and psychological satisfaction to Armenians
  36. Koryun Atoyan – rector of Armenian University of Economics
  37. Armenian Genocide Museum has a lot of visitors today
  38. 1000 young people from Artsakh visit Tsitsernakaberd
  39. Cooperation agreement to be signed between Yerevan and Ile-de-France
  40. Bruno Scapini says generations should be educated with remembrance of Armenian Genocide
  41. The ambassador of Turkey to the United States has criticized Obama
  42. Israel Charny: We must fight together for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide

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