• HHS students see presentation on Armenian Genocide

    Dr. Ara Ieknavorian talks about the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917 during a presentation at Haverhill High School. The visit was organized by Tom Jordan of the History Department.(Photo courtesy of Rashaun Martin)

    Dr. Ara Ieknavorian talks about the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917 during a presentation at Haverhill High School. The visit was organized by Tom Jordan of the History Department.(Photo courtesy of Rashaun Martin)

    Former Haverhill newsman Tom Vartabedian and Dr. Ara Ieknavorian spoke to Haverhill High School students on Wednesday to recall the 100th anniversary of the period known as the Armenian Genocide.

    Mr. Vartabedian and Dr. Ieknavorian put together information about the events leading up to the period of 1915 to 1917 in which as many as 1.5 million Armenians were killed in the buildup to the First World War.

    They speak to students and to members of civic organizations about the Armenian Genocice. The presentation at Haverhill High School coincided with the Armenian Day of Remembrance.

    “I salute Tom Vartabedian and Dr. Ara Ieknavorian and those associated with them for keeping the message and lessons of this tragic time in history alive in our minds and hearts,” said Superintendent James F. Scully, who viewed the presentation with the students.

    Superintendent Scully commended Tom Jordan and his associates in the History Department at Haverhill High School for bringing these and other informative speakers to the students at Haverhill High School.

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