Armenian Pupils Going to Lithuanian to International Competition
On 24 February LCC International University together with the Embassy organized the 1st International English Public Speaking Competition in Armenia. 42 pupils from schools from all over Armenia had participated in the competition. There were two winners of the first place: Mr. Baghdasar Grigoryan (YSMU High School “Heratsi”, Yerevan, teacher Sona Tadevosyan) and Mr. Nikolay Nasonov (Secondary School No3, Ararat, teacher Anjela Malkhasyan). The winners of national competitions from Georgia, Ukraine, Armenia, Albania, Latvia, Russia, and Moldova will meet at LCC International University in Lithuania for the final round of the International Public Speaking Competition on March 29, with their travel expenses covered by the University. The final winner will be awarded a free semester of studies at LCC International University.
There were 12 finalists in the Competition. The second place was for Ms. Donara Davtyan (School No. 94 after Gurgen Margaryan, Yerevan, teacher Tsovinar Ghazaryan), the third place was for Ms. Khanum Gevorgyan (Karakert school No2, Karakert, teacher Varditer Mesropyan).
The competition in Armenia is supported by the Embassy of Lithuania in Armenia, US Embassy and American Councils. The competition is done in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia and was organized in the University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, which has history of cooperation with Lithuania.
The organisers of the competition plan to have the second competition next year with the hope to organise it not only in Yerevan but in other regions as well, so allowing more schools to participate. Lithuania is presenting the good opportunities for the Armenian pupils to learn more about Lithuania as well as to study in Lithuania.