Watertown High School’s Armenian Club raises almost $1,200 for ARS Artsakh Relief

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Club at Watertown High School organized a highly successful bake sale, raising nearly $1,200 to support the Armenian Relief Society (ARS). The event was led by club co-presidents Ishkhan Ishkhanian and Gacia Haserjian, along with their dedicated teacher advisor, Siran Tamakian.

The bake sale, which took place on a sunny Friday after school, drew a remarkable turnout from students and faculty. The aroma of freshly baked goods filled the air, and a wide variety of delectable treats were available for purchase, from traditional Armenian pastries to homemade cookies and brownies.

The primary goal of the event was to raise funds for the ARS, an international organization that supports Armenians in need, particularly those affected by the ongoing conflict in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). The crisis in Artsakh has led to widespread displacement, suffering and a dire need for humanitarian aid. The funds raised will go towards providing essential aid such as food, shelter and medical assistance to the affected Armenians of Artsakh.

In addition to the bake sale, the Armenian Club displayed informational posters throughout the school sharing insights on the ongoing hardships in Artsakh. They expressed their gratitude to everyone who donated and supported their mission to provide much-needed relief to Artsakh’s Armenians. 

Members of the Watertown High School Armenian Club, including co-presidents Ishkhan Ishkhanian and Gacia Haserjian holding the bake sale sign

Ishkhanian and Haserjian, both deeply passionate about their Armenian heritage and the global Armenian community, took the initiative to lead the bake sale. The duo worked tirelessly alongside their fellow club members to make the event a resounding success. 

Tamakian, the Armenian Club’s teacher advisor, played a pivotal role in guiding and supporting the students throughout the planning and execution of the bake sale. Her dedication and commitment to the cause were evident in the seamless organization of the event.

“We are deeply grateful to our school, both students and faculty, for their overwhelming support. The funds raised will make a meaningful difference in the lives of Armenians facing the hardships in Artsakh. We are proud to see our WHS community come together to help those in need,” Ishkanian said.

“Our bake sale was a display of the force that the WHS community has, and it shows that even small efforts can make a significant impact. We want to thank everyone who contributed and express our unwavering support for the people of Artsakh,” Haserjian added. 

The Watertown High School’s Armenian Club has proven that through unity and determination, young individuals can be a force for positive change. The success of their bake sale stands as a testament to the power of grassroots initiatives in addressing global issues and helping those in need.

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  1. Bravo to the Watertown HS Armenian Club leaders, students and their advisor for implementing a successful fund raising event to aid the Artsakh community.

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