THRIVE is an AIWA-SF April project dedicated to highlighting Armenians who are doing amazing things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today, we feature Anahit Stelmashova, an 11 year old who lives in Akhalkalaki in the southern region of Georgia. Below is what she sent us. She is an incredibly endearing young girl with a beautiful, bright future and an amazing pianist! Below is what Anahit wrote and shared with AIWA-SF.
I was born and live in Georgia, my ancestors were Armenians from Erzrum and Van, my great-grandfather was Ukrainian, therefore my surname is Stelmashova. I am proud that I am from Georgia because this country gave the Armenian people such names as Sayat Nova, Derenik Demerchyan,Vahan Teryan, Ashug Jivani, Charles Aznavour and so on. “
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