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Winter Formal, Friday, January 24, 7:00 PM

Mount Everest Climber Ara Khatchadourian visits AGBU V&T MHS

The assembly inspired students to think differently and truly see that the sky is the limit, that nothing is impossible if one has a strong work ethic and a will to achieve their dreams! The visual slideshow and video presented by Mr. Khatchadourian brought about
the realities of what challenges he faced, despite it all, he had a will to conquer any how.

Conquering the ambitious height of 8848m on May 22, 2016, Ara Khatchadourian raised the flags of Armenia, Nagorno-Karabakh, France, and Lebanon, and dedicated his victory to the unity of all Armenians around the world. Among other institutional symbols of clubs and organizations, Khatchadourian waved the AGBU flag in recognition of the patriotic spirit, leadership and determination he developed while a scout at AGBU camps in Lebanon.

Ara Khatchadourian received a Certificate of Gratitude from the Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan and will also receive the Diaspora Ministry’s Gold Medal for his dedication to the promotion of the Armenian cause.

Ara Khatchadourian has conquered eight of the world’s highest summits: Mont Blanc in France- 4807m (2007); Mount Ararat in Turkey- 5137m (2011); Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania – 5896m (2012); Mount Cotopaxi in Ecuador – 5897m (2013); Mount Sajama in Bolivia – 6542m (2013); Mount Huascaran in Peru – 6655m (2013); Lenin Peak in Kyrgyzstan – 7134m (2016); and Mount Everest in Nepal – 8848m (2016).

We are thankful to Mr. Seuylemezian for arranging this very inspirational visit!