by Harry Grigorian '19
Public Service Announcement:
It has been my honor and privilege to serve as Co-President of our beloved Armenian Cultural Club. In just one year, we learned about the history of Armenia, the culture of the homeland, and the cuisine of Yerevan. But it is with a heavy heart that I announce the club will not return for the 2018-2019 school year.
I miss the days of dining on donuts; I miss the days of Armenian tourism videos; I miss the days of intellectual debate with Mr. Harrison. Together, we laughed at the Armenian stand-up comedy and watched with heavy hearts a documentary on the Armenian Genocide.
There were some who called it a “joke club.” There were some who simply entered, grabbed their doughy treat, and made a premature exodus. I never raised a brouhaha, but I always demanded that everyone tell me one thing they learned about Armenia before leaving. This was sincere. It’s Armenian Cultural Club, not Donut Club (but I guess we have that now too). Sam and I simply wanted to chat about Armenia with the boys over some donuts. I’ll admit some meetings were more productive than others, but it was a blast either way.
In all seriousness, it was a fun year. And, seriously, if you start a “____ Cultural Club,” it might get labeled as a joke club, and it’s fine if you want to mess around a little like we did with some donuts. But we always made sure people knew about and appreciated Armenia more than when they walked in the door.