A Unique Present by Quantum Graduate on the 25th Anniversary of the College
The presentation of the collection of literary criticism essays entitled 25 Steps Towards the Source of Light (in the crossroads of Armenian and world literature) was held at Quantum College hall, on May 21. The book has been formed and edited by Lilit Hakobyan, IB Diploma Programme Armenian and world literature teacher. The book is designed both for IB Diploma Programme and other high school students. The collection includes literary criticism essays on contemporary and classical works of Armenian and world literature, written by IB Diploma Programme students of different years. The presentation was attended by the authors of these essays, their parents and teachers. Lilit Hakobyan, Quantum College graduate, now herself a teacher, noted that Quantum is a second home to her, a place, where she received her professional baptism, a unique school of professional development, where she learnt and now tries to pass on to generations the alphabet of true human existence. This collection of 25 essays is Lilit Hakobyan’s tribute to her College on its 25th anniversary.Hripsime Bayramyan, the Head of Armenian Language and Literature Chair, emphasized the importance of the collection and noted that the national is regarded in this book not as a separate phenomenon but as an inseparable part of global culture and literature.As the Head of Geography Chair Seyran Suvaryan mentioned, this collection with “national content and international format” is a vivid proof that education conducted in a foreign language does not threaten the national values. It must be noted that the authors of these essays do not major in Literature or Humanities but rather in Economics, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, etc. This fact stems from a profound love for literature.Two of the authors, Lusya Manukyan and Armenuhi Sahakyan, also expressed words of gratitude and congratulation. They used the occasion to thank Quantum College for the profound knowledge they received and will benefit from in their entire life. They expressed special gratitude to Lilit Hakobyan for the opportunity of writing down their ideas and developing critical thinking. Physics teacher Bella Davtyan remembered her own school years noting how difficult it was for students to write essays because their ideas were limited by conventions. And History teacher Araksya Simonyan mentioned: “Yesterday, when we were celebrating our 25th anniversary, there was an impression that the anniversary events had reached their peak, but today, judging from the enthusiasm of the audience here, I am proud to say the curve continues to rise”.