LA CRESCENTA–Areni Shahinian–an 8th grade student at Chamlian Armenian School–was invited to participate in the Presidential Inauguration from January 19-23–in Washington–DC.
Personally extending the invitation as the Chief Executive Officer of "People to People" program–Mary Eisenhower (granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower) had written–"Areni is one of a selected few individuals asked to participate in this exclusive Washington program."
Areni–who returned to Los Angeles last Sunday–said–"It was an extraordinary experience that I will never forget. I wish every student had such an opportunity."
Assistant to the Principal Rita Kaprielian expressed–"The administration is very proud that Areni was present at this significant event not only as a Chamlian student–but also as a young Armenian-American delegate."