Teen Sebouh Oshagan to Recount His Climb up Mt. Ararat

Sebouh Oshagan, then 13, at the base of Mt. Ararat

GLENDALE—Fourteen-year-old Sebouh Oshagan will describe his climb up Mount Ararat at age 13 with a multi-media presentation on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 7 pm at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in Glendale. Admission is free; seating is limited. The presentation is in English. Library visitors receive 3 hours free parking across the street at The Market Place parking structure with validation at the Loan Desk. The program is organized by the Library, Arts & Culture Department.

Sebouh Oshagan is a 14-year-old ninth grader at Crescenta Valley High School. He graduated from Chamlian Armenian school in 2013. Sebouh is an avid soccer player; his other hobbies include writing, reading, playing guitar and trying new restaurants.

In an interview Sebouh stated, “My experience was a mixture of many different emotions, very strange to say the least. Pre-climb was very exciting. I was very eager to climb the mountain, and to get back home to earn instant bragging rights with my friends. However, during the climb, the only thought circulating through my head was, just keep going, just keep going.”

Mount Ararat is the second tallest mountain in the Middle East. Located in historical Armenia, in what is now Eastern Turkey, Ararat scrapes the skies at 5,165 meters tall (16,946 feet).

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