Chamlian 8th Graders Recall Armenia Trip

Chamlian students at Sardarabad

GLENDALE—Continuing Chamlian’s tradition, this year’s 8th graders were fortunate once again to visit our homeland during their spring break. The trip was truly an unforgettable experience for the 8th grade students as they visited the various monuments and schools.

Here are their testimonials:

When I carefully walked down the stairs to enter “Khor Virab” and knew that Krikor Lousavorich had lived here for 13 years, I felt proud of being Christian. – Sareen Injean

When I visited Armenia, I saw with my own eyes what I had been learning for the past 8 years about Armenia’s beauty, its history, people, and culture. –John Bandek

Our motherland, Armenia, is a small country, but has beautiful churches, monuments, and scenic places. I will never forget the wonderful days I spent with my group. I want to visit Armenia again. – Daniel Keoseyan

I loved Armenia and all its historical places, especially “Dsidsernagapert” and its museum. After my visit, I finally realized how cruel the Turks were with the Armenians. – Rita Bilamejian

Armenia was prettier than I had expected. There were many places that I enjoyed, but if I had to pick one, I would choose Lake Sevan because it was so beautiful. I just wanted to stay there forever and continue to watch the clear water.- Brianna Makarian

My visit to Armenia was such an amazing experience. I feel much more confident now that I have seen my motherland.- Julia Sahakian

Armenia is a very different place than what we know. There could be some differences that were negative, but most of them were positive. – Sebouh Oshagan

I loved Mt. Ararat the most in Armenia. It influenced me because it ruled Armenia like a giant, even though it is in Turkey. – Levon Donabedian

I liked Khor Virab a lot because it has a beautiful view of Mt. Ararat. – Christian Assatourian

My favorite part about Armenia was their military headquarters. I felt very proud of the fact that Armenia has safe borders because of its great military.- Nicholas Yepremian

Khor Virab was my favorite place. I was one of the first people to go down the stairs to see the dark and damp place where Krikor Loosavorich spent countless years with a little bit of bread each day. – Aren Aghamanoukian

I finally got to see my homeland and with this trip, I’ve learned so much about my country. I will never forget the ten days I spent in Armenia.- Melanie Aghayane

My days spent in Armenia will be something I will always remember and cherish. – Arbi Avanessian

The Armenia trip was great, fun, and filled with memories that I will never forget. It was the best time I have had with Chamlian friends. – Edwin Daneelian

Walking on Armenian soil, seeing Mount Ararat and visiting old churches, renewed in me a great feeling of pride towards my motherland. –Michelle Garabetian

I had a good time in Armenia, and I will always remain a good, faithful Armenian. –Shant Hambarchian

I had a great time with my friends in Armenia. –
Hrair Pogosian

Armenia is our homeland and it is beautiful place: – Ani Gharapetian

This Armenia trip was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I will never forget the memories I made with all my friends. Hopefully, I will be able to visit Armenia again and relive the memories. – Emin Baghassarians

I will never forget my memories from the Armenia trip. – Andre Keshishian

Armenia is a very beautiful and magnificent place, but it needs help from the Diaspora to be a better place in the future. – Armand Manoukian

I will never forget Armenia. The beautiful scenery will always stay in my heart.: Derick Aghayane

I love my homeland. I had such a great time and will never forget this trip. – Dro Gharapetian

My eighth grade trip to Armenia was unforgettable. I stepped foot in the same room Mesrop Mashdots was in, and I got to visit Khor Virap, where Krikor Lousavorich was. I got to see my beautiful Ararat Mountain. I finally reached my home. Natalie Bedrossian

The memories of Armenia will stay with me and never be replaced – Nicholas Hartounian

There’s nothing like visiting your homeland. – Seant Minassian

When I went to Armenia, I was amazed. I never imagined Armenia to be as beautiful as it was. The churches were very pretty and made me feel very proud of my homeland. Mary Aylozyan

Armenia made me feel like a true Armenian. Stepping foot in Armenia made me feel as though I had arrived in my second home.
Christine Vartanian

Armenia left a very favorable impression on me because I realized that I was finally where I belong. – Nicole Abnous

Armenia left me with an unforgettable and enjoyable impression because I went with my friends and saw my homeland. – Prenny Yaghobi

This was not my first time traveling to Armenia, but every time I take that first step onto the ground, I realize that there is nothing in this world that is worth more than the Motherland and its independence. – Aram Arutyunyan

After visiting Armenia, I have completed one of my life’s goals. Seeing all those happy and patriotic people in Armenia left a good impression on me. – Ani Markarian

I have been to Armenia four times, and every time I go, I like it better than I did before. – Eric Issakhanian

My visit to Armenia with my classmates was an unforgettable and enjoyable trip. – Michael Chebishian

When I was in Armenia, I felt as though I was home. – Patrick Begian

Armenia is my favorite country in the world. As soon as I took a breath of Armenia’s fresh air, my body was enriched with my culture. The people there are very kind, respectful, and beautiful. The fresh food was delicious, and if I ever get a chance, I will be sure to return home.- Tadde Matossian

When I hear the word “Armenia,” I feel a sense of happiness, as though my spirit relaxes. –Natalie Gevoglanian

During my visit to Armenia, I was surrounded by beauty and culture as I visited the sites built by my ancestors. –Armen Baghdasarian

My favorite thing about Armenia was that I got to spend time with my friends and I learned a lot of new things. Katherine Nazarian

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