Celebrating Armenian Culture

Genesis Barboza and Natalie Casey, Staff Writers

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GCC celebrated Armenian culture with the help of the Armenian Student Association. Members of the ASA set up booths showcasing Armenian literature, instruments and a previous GCC visit from His Holiness Aram I, a famed priest from the Armenian community.

Delicious food was provided. Rice, hummus, roasted tomato, and a choice between chicken or pork kebab was offered. Proceeds from the event went towards providing Christmas gifts for children in Armenia.

The highlight of the event was a dance performance by ASA’s secretary Anna Azaryan. She danced in a cream-colored, floor-length, traditional Armenian gown. Students watched as she graced across the quad for a few solo songs, then finished by bringing her grandma to the stage with her.

A large portion of GCC’s student body is Armenian, and this event gave students a glimpse into what makes their culture unique.

For the Summer of 2020 GCC is accepting applicants for their study abroad trip to Armenia. As a bonus, full-time students enrolling in the Spring semester will receive a $500 scholarship towards their trip. The program is filling rapidly if interested email [email protected] or drop by SR310 for details.

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