Boyamian to Speak on ‘Goodbye Antoura’ at St. James

Boyamian to Speak on ‘Goodbye Antoura’ at St. James

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Mon., March 7, Houry Boyamian, M.Ed., the principal of St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School, will be the speaker at the St. James Men’s Club on Karnig Panian’s Goodbye, Antoura, a memoir of the Armenian Genocide.

Cover of Goodbye, Antoura

Boyamian has been the principal of St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School since 1988. She has served the school with determination, bringing a sense of identity coupled with a dedication to delivering the best education possible. Under her administration, in 2003 St. Stephen’s became the first Armenian day school in New England to be fully accredited by the Association of Independent Schools in New England.

In 2011, she introduced the STEM Initiative, putting a special emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). She has also played an important role in the realization of the expansion projects of the school. Boyamian is fluent in four languages, Armenian, English, French, and Arabic. She is a graduate of the Nishan Palanjian Jemaran/Academy. She holds a French baccalaureate in literature and philosophy from the College Protestant Francais, a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from St. Joseph University, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Massachusetts.

Houry Boyamian

For her dedication to the mission of the school and for her leadership role in the community, Boyamian received the Mesrob Mashdots Medal from the Catholicossate of the Great House of Cilicia in 2005, and in 2008 the Queen Zabel Medal from the Armenian Prelacy, as well as a Proclamation from the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

The dinner meeting will be held at the St. James Armenian Church, in the Charles Mosesian Cultural and Youth Center, Keljik Hall, in Watertown. The social hour starts with mezza at 6:15 p.m., followed by a complete Lenten dinner at 7 p.m. (for $15 per person). The event is open to the public. Ladies are welcome.

Source: Armenian Weekly New England