Eastern Prelacy: ANEC organizes Armenian Jeopardy

Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
138 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-689-7810
Fax: 212-689-7168
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Iris Papazian

March 16, 2004


Who is Toros Roslin?
Who is called “The Poet of all Armenians”?
What was the original name of Etchmiadzin?

Armenian students from the Mid-Atlantic region will contend with similar
questions during the Armenian Jeopardy tournament scheduled to take place at
the Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Church Hall in Ridgefield, NJ on Saturday,
March 27, 2004 at 3:00 PM.

Organized by the Jeopardy Committee of the Armenian National Education
Committee (ANEC), plans are underway for the highly anticipated innovative
cultural event that will engage students from Armenian schools in regional

In the function of its original namesake, this ethnic, electronic version
will feature cultural topics running the gamut of Armenian literature,
history, geography, religion, politics, current events and fine and
performing arts.

Participating students from the following Mid-Atlantic schools and parishes
are hard at work preparing for the tournament: Siamanto Academy, NY; Holy
Martyrs Armenian Day School, NY; Nareg School, NJ; St. Gregory Armenian
Sunday School, PA; Armenian Sisters Academy, PA; and Hamasdegh School,
Washington DC.

The objective of activities such as this one, is to reinforce the cultural
edification of the new generation, to strengthen pride in their shared rich
background and to bolster well rounded citizenship in a young generation
that would be securely anchored in their national heritage.

Dr. Ara Caprielian has been invited to serve as the Armenian Alex Trebek, to
pose the questions to the participants. The Jeopardy Committee is comprised
of: Dr. Meline Karakashian, Mr. Hovsep Melkonian, Mrs. Nayiri Balanian, Mrs.
Sossy Jeknavorian, Mrs. Sossy Shekookian, Ms Ann Marie Bokatzian and Ms
Gilda B. Kupelian. Dr. Herand Markarian and Mr. Haroutune Misserlian have
contributed questions to the program and Mrs. Silva Kouyoumdjian has been
helpful in logistical matters.

The public is invited to attend and encourage the students.

For further information, kindly contact the ANEC office at 212.689.7810 or
[email protected].