The video for the Khoren & Shooshanig Avedisian School was produced in its entirety by two teenage AMAA supporters, Grace Bottomley and Julia Janigian.
Grace Bottomley is in the 8th grade at Woodbury Middle School in Salem, New Hampshire. She visited Armenia in June, 2012 and attended the Avedisian School graduation as well as the groundbreaking for the new school. She met and interviewed many of the students and shot the video seen here.
Julia Janigian is a senior at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire. She has an interest in filmmaking and used the raw footage provided by Grace to prepare this video.
Both girls are members of the youth group at the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church in Salem, New Hampshire, which has a particular fondness for the Avedisian School. The youth group sent gifts and letters to the Avedisian School 9th graders, which Grace distributed to them at the graduation ceremony. The youth group members are now making plans to become pen pals with students at the Avedisian School.
The AMAA and the Avedisian School family is excited about this opportunity to expand the Avedisian School to include all grades, Kindergarten through 12th. We hope you enjoy the video and we look forward to partnering with you as we move forward with the construction of the new Avedisian School!