On Tuesday, May 3rd, St. Gregory Alfred & Marguerite Hovsepian School students, parents, teachers, and administration visited Gillette Stadium, home of the six-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, in Boston, Massachusetts, and met with Mr. Berj Najarian, the director of football/head coach administration of the New England Patriots.
Mr. Najarian graciously welcomed the 40 members of the Hovsepian School family from Pasadena, California, at the stadium entrance and gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the Patriots organization. The students and parents congregated in the debriefing room of the football players and had an intimate session of Q & A with Mr. Najarian. He encouraged the students to work hard at whatever they do. “People will notice your hard work,” he said. He also expressed the joy of working with the Patriots football team and particularly with Coach Bill Belichick. He then led the awe-struck students and parents to the field where the championship team practices and plays. The tour concluded by visiting the adjacent office of Mr. Najarian and Coach Belichick where students witnessed the Armenian flag proudly displaced in Coach Belichick’s office.
Hovsepian School Principal, Mr. Shahé Mankerian, stated, “I’ve been doing these trips since 1999, and this is the first time meeting Mr. Najarian and visiting Gillette Stadium. I definitely think this has been one of the highlights of my trips.” Since 2005, Hovsepian School 7th & 8th-grade students have visited the city of Boston on their weeklong trip to the East Coast. By visiting famous landmarks, this year-end trip familiarizes students with the rich history of New England. The journey starts from the city of Boston, makes memorable stops at New York and Philadelphia, and concludes in Washington, D.C.