On Sunday 7 May 2017, His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian presented the encyclical of His Holness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians in which the St Nerses Medal of Honour was bestowed upon Mrs Laura Artinian for her devotion to the Armenian Apostolic Church as an example of faithful service also recognising her past contribution to the AGBU Alexander Primary School.

The presentation was made at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy with Bishop Najarian reflecting on the significance of stewardship and sharing the talents that God bestows on each and every one of us by His graces.