Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Boy's Essay on Genocide in Armenia a Winner

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Boy's Essay on Genocide in Armenia a Winner

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RIDGEFIELD -- A 16-year-old borough resident was named the third- place winner of a nationwide essay contest that asked participants why it's important to teach the Armenian Genocide in schools.

Christopher Markosian, a junior at the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, will be among the essay winners who will be recognized on Sunday at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Times Square, which is expected to draw more than 2,000 people. The event is being held during Genocide Awareness Month, and will pay tribute to 1.5 million Armenians who were massacred.

"I'm very happy, and I'm very proud of him," said Anny Markosian about her son on Wednesday.

She said her son found information about the contest, and decided to submit an essay on his own, saying he has always been interested in Armenian history.

"He is Armenian inside," said Markosian, who is of Armenian ancestry and sent her son to the Hovnanian School, an Armenian school in New Milford until he was in the eighth grade. …

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