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Ararat Lodge Donates Computers to Armenian Sisters’ Academy
LEXINGTON, Mass. — It has been a tradition for the Knights of Vartan Ararat Lodge to organize activities every year to raise funds for Armenian day schools.
Photo Courtesy Asbed SHANT PARSEGHIAN
This year, the lodge organized a Surf and Turf Night and raised funds for St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School and the Armenian Sisters’ Academy (ASA).
On Sunday, October 20, members of the lodge, with their Commander Jirair Demirdjian, visited the ASA and welcomed Sister Yevtoksia Keshishian, Mother Superior of the sisterhood, above, seated in black, who is visiting the US from the headquarters in Rome.
Surrounded by all the sisters of the school, including Sister Emma Mousaian, director of the Philadelphia ASA, staff and members of the school board, Keshishian received from Demirdjian the donation of a dozen computers, which will replace the computers currently at the school. The computers are used for a variety of subjects, including learning the Armenian language.
Keshishian thanked the Knights for their donation and promised that as long as the community is behind the school, the school will keep its doors open.
A breakfast reception followed hosted by Najeeb Diarbekerly.