Melkonian Students Excel in Exams Defying Closure Threat

NICOSIA (Financial Mirror)–Two Melkonian students were among the 135 recipients of the High Achiever awards given out to students who gained top international marks at an award ceremony in Nicosia last week.

Together with their schoolmates–they overcame the troubles caused by the New York based administrators’ announcement on March 16 to shut down the school and continued with their external examinations.

Hovhannes Atabekyan–a 2004 graduate of the school–was one of only ten students in Cyprus to gain straight A’s in five Advanced Level subjects–while only three other Cypriots gained six A’s. Elizabeth Torossian notched up the highest Ordinary Level international subject mark in Armenian–an award achieved in only ten other subjects worldwide.

"These outstanding results cast a shadow over the true intentions of the school’s administrators to shut down the Melkonian and sell off the land," the Melkonian Alumni Association of Cyprus said in an announcement.

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