After placing second in the Lower Hudson Regional Competition, Lily Jebejian and Alice Vranka were invited to participate in the State competition in Cooperstown N.Y.
The latest steps in this exciting journey have taken the girls all the way to Armenia!
During their trip to Armenia, Lily and Alice had the opportunity to visit the sites of old Near East Relief orphanages, including one of the most famous at Alexandropol. They toured the Khazachi Post and walked around the compound and were able to take pictures of some of the sites most famous buildings, like the Russian Orthodox Church.
Lily and Alice also visited the Terchooian Orphanage, site of the Servesky Post orphanage that is most known for the iconic ‘America We Thank You’ photograph. They met with the headmaster and attended a welcoming ceremony and dance recitals given by the current residents.
For the state competition Lily and Alice tried to incorporate their experiences and what they learned into their topic, adding to their already rich and evocative display.
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