Gregory Arpajian Leadership Award

Initiated in 1992, the Gregory Arpajian Leadership Award is given to an individual who has displayed leadership in service to the Armenian Church and Armenian community. It is named after Gregory Arpajian, a former ACYOA Central Council member, who tragically succumbed to Leukemia at age 26. Before and during his illness, Gregory was actively involved in the organization of the 1990 ACYOA National Sports Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

Past Award Recipients

2019 - Arthur Sabounjian (Armenian Church of the Holy Translators, Framingham, MA)

2018 - Jonathan Pelaez (St. Mary Armenian Church, Livingston, NJ)

2017 - Mary Keutelian (St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, Chicago, IL)

2016 - Ronald Malconian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA)

2015 - Danielle Malconian (Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Cambridge, MA)

2014 - Daniel Mantis (St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI)

2013 - Sam Mrofcza (St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, Chicago, IL)

2012 - Michael Givelekian (St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, White Plains, NY)

2011 - Gregory Dalakian (St. Mary Armenian Church, Livingston, NJ)

2010 - Arpi Paylan (St. James Armenian Church, Evanston, IL)

2009 - Lydia Kurkjian (St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, White Plains, NY)

2008 - Maggie Merdjanian (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood, PA)

2007 - Arda Paylan (St. James Armenian Church, Evanston, IL)

2006 - Zach Kowalski (St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church, Cleveland, OH)

 

2005 - Evelyn Boyajian (St. Sarkis Armenian Church, Carrollton, TX)

2004 - Fr. Avedis Kalayjian (Saro Kalayjian) - (St. Mary Armenian Church, Washington D.C.)

2003 - Diran Jebejian (St. Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ)

2002 - Daron Bolat (St. Mary Armenian Church, Washington D.C.)

2001 - Kristin Kehyaian (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY)

2000 - Lisa Mardigian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

1999 - Doug Aprahamian (Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs, Bayside, NY)

1998 - Dina Aurslanian (St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church, Cleveland, OH)

1997 - Talin Kohn (Atlanta, GA)

1996 - Meline Kasparian (St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, White Plains, NY)

1995 - Lisa Manookian (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Wynnewood, PA)

1994 - Scott Najarian (Armenian Church of Our Saviour, Worcester, MA)

1993 - Sara Andonian (St. John Armenian Church, Southfield, MI)

1992 - Kaiser Kaiserian (St. Mesrob Armenian Church, Racine, WI)

Other ACYOA Awards

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Very Rev. Fr. Haigazoun Melkonian Award
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Sam Nersesian Service Award
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Seniors Chapter "A" Award