Though the temperature soared over 100 degrees, over 1000 parents, community representatives, guests, faculty, and students filled the school’s gymnasium to witness the high school graduation of 62 young men and women. The excitement was palpable on June 22 as the Holy Martyrs Ferrahian School Senior Commencement Exercises took place.
The program began with the blessings of Rev. Razmig Khatchadourian, followed by the welcoming remarks of Caroline Wolsky. The ceremony continued with the farewell remarks of 11th grader Michelle Shahbol and the farewell and goodbye remarks of 12th grader Andre Aroyan.
This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Garo Kassabian of the Class of 1983. His inspiring speech included a memorable video presentation of enthusiastic messages from the alumni that captured the students as well as the audience. Lisa Gaboudian of the Board of Regents and Toros Kejejian of the School Board passed on their encouragement and well-wishes to the graduates, who are preparing for the next phase of their lives. The graduates were also greeted by the the president of the school Alumni Association, Monica Patanian, who on behalf of the group announced a
The program continued with presentation of academic and monetary awards led by Seta Khajarian, and Anni Bertizlian. The School Principal, Mr. John Kossakian briefly conveyed his heartfelt address to the students and invited Western Prelate Arch. Moushegh Mardirossian to pass his blessings on to the students. Finally, the Prelate and the Principal conferred the long awaited diplomas to the students.