APPRECIATION EVENT DEDICATED TO MR. AND MRS. BOEJEKIAN
Tue, 20 Dec 2016

On Friday, December 16, 2016, an appreciation event was held in the Farajian Hall of Mesrobian Armenian Catholic High School dedicated to the retirement of Mr. and Mrs. Stepan and Maria Boejekians who worked at the school for several decades.

The event was presided by Assistant Bishop to the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate, the Most Reverend Bishop George Asadourian. Mesrobian’s both former directors, namely parish priest of Holy Cross Church Father Yeghia Yeghiayan and director of the council of Armenian Catholic Schools of Lebanon, parish priest of  St. Elie –St. Gregory the Illuminator Church Father Georg Yeghiayan, as well as parish priests Father Berj Sabeh and Father Sebouh Garabedian, Mesrobian’s religious affairs supervisor father Raffi Hovhanessian, teachers, present students and alumni and friends of Mesrobian were present.

Hostess Mrs. Maral Harboyan spoke in her opening speech of her reminiscences connected with Mr. and Mrs. Boejekians, going back to her school years and describing the two teachers’ pedagogic prowess and thanking them for their patience and commitment in fulfilling their vocation.

Father Yeghia Yeghiayan and Father Georg Yeghiayan spoke as former directors of Mesrobian, gave due acknowledgement to Mr. and Mrs. Boejekians for their diligence, truthfulness, collective spirit and strict discipline to their own persons – principles which the professors had tirelessly applied while occupying their positions at Mesrobian.

Mesrobian’s director Mr. Gregoire Kaloust expressed his gratitude to Mr. and Mrs. Boejekians for dedicating 42 and 32 years of their lives respectively to Mesrobian. He stated that the selfless contribution for which the spouses spared no effort and vigor has left an indelible mark in Mesrobian’s history.

Miss Isabel Levonian took up the word in the name of Mesrobian’s staff and gave an overview of her 24 years spent together with the Boejekian couple, wishing the latter sound health and happiness during the coming years of their well-earned retirement.

Siliva Boejekian spoke in the name of the Boejekian family.

At the end of the evening, the spouses expressed their gratitude to Mesrobian’s directorate, the former directors, colleagues and family members for the appreciation event and their support, cooperation and encouragement during the decades of their work at Mesrobian.

Bishop George Asadourian praised Mesrobian’s initiative of rending due respect to retiring members of the staff and handed with director Gregoire Kaloust special tokens of appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Boejekians.

During the evening, a documentary made by Mesrobian Information Bureau about the Boejekians' professional life was screened, after which Marineh Hallajian (violin), Kevork Keshishian (duduk) and Elie Toranian (declamation) performed onstage.

The event was concluded by a reception in the Technical College cafeteria.



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