PASADENA – On Monday morning, AGBU Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School (MHS) students walked out of their classrooms to protest the proposed closure of their school, holding signs expressing their concerns and opposition to the sudden closure.

On Friday, October 25, the Armenian General Benevolent Union Central Board, along with the Manoukian Foundation and MHS Board of Trustees, citing declining enrollment and increased deficit, announced via email, that they will combine the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena with Manoogian-Demirjian School (MDS) in Canoga Park at the end of the school year.

Students held signs which read: “This is not our verchin zank. You can’t ignore us #SaveMHS. We deserve a senior year 2021. I should be worrying about my future college, not my future high school.”

No further announcements have been made by the school in light of the protests.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Russian Billionaire Intends to Settle in Karabakh

KARABAKH (RFE/RL) — A controversial Russian businessman, who had become one of…

Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State to Hold 29th Annual Banquet

FRESNO — The Armenian Studies Program of California State University, Fresno, will…

Armenia Down to 91st in FIFA World Ranking

YEREVAN — Armenia fell eight notches in FIFA’s latest rankings, released Thursday,…

OSCE Final Report: Armenia’s Parliamentary Elections Were Marred by Vote Buying and Intimidation

WARSAW (RFE/RL) — Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in…