NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. — It was a banner year for students of Armenian descent living in Merrimack Valley.
Included in the graduating class were scholars, athletes, community servants and participating members of the Armenian community.
Nine of these individuals were honored by the Arakadz Lodge, Merrimack Valley Knights of Vartan, with parents and families looking on with admiration.
The Knights have made this convocation a familiar practice over the years and this was no exception. Each graduate received a one-ounce Armenian silver coin depicting Mount Ararat and the resting of Noah’s Ark on one side and the Republic of Armenia Coat of Arms on the other.
Joining in the presentation was Commander Denis Hamboyan, who opened the evening with an overview of the Knights, along with Past Commander Harry Alexanian, who chaired the event.