Sam Simonian Receives Armenia’s Highest Medal of Honor


YEREVAN — President Serge Sargisian this week presented Sam Simonian, president of the Simonian Education Foundation, the nation’s highest award, the Anania Shirakatsi Medal.

Simonian was awarded the medal through a decree by the president of Armenia on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Armenia’s independence for his contribution to the preservation of Armenian identity, services to the Motherland as well as for contributing greatly to the friendship between Armenia and foreign states.

Sargisian and Simonian spoke about the activities of the Simonian Educational Foundation and implemented programs, including the Tumo Educational Center for Creative Technologies. They also discussed future plans for the foundation.

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