VAN NUYS–The Annual Banquet, sponsored by the Board of Directors of the Charlotte and Elise Merdinian Armenmian Evangelical School, will be held on Sunday, March 2 at 5 p.m. at the Sheraton Universal Hotel Roof Garden Banquet Hall in Universal City.
Co-Chairs Helga Sarkis and Seta Nalbandian announce Mr. Pete Kougasian, Esq., as the keynote speaker. He is the distinguished Vice-President of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and the Assistant District Attorney of New York City.
Dr. Nazareth Darakjian, a long-time supporter of the Merdinian School and AMAA will serve as Master of Ceremonies. The Lark Musical Society renowned Women’s Acappella Choir will be featured.
Ashkhen Ispendjian, who has taught for 25 years, will be duly honored at the banquet. Board members who have served fifteen years or more will also be honored.
The dream of Elise Merdinian is flourishing– a school that emphasizes academic excellence and character-building education based on Christian Armenian values. Merdinian holds the unique status of being the only Armenian Evangelical School in the United States. Apostolic and evangelical students alike make up the majority of the student body. Merdinian has been serving this community for 26 years . It is under the auspices of the AMAA and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Students graduating from the eighth grade are unfortunately forced to move on to other high schools. Plans for a high school to be constructed at the same location are in the plan-approval process. A future fundraiser event will be announced.
Your Sponsorships will be greatly appreciated: Benefactor $5,000 10 tickets–Patron $2,500 6 tickets– Donor $1,000 4 tickets–Sponsor $500 2 tickets–Supporter $100 Ticket $100. For information, please call (818) 907-8149.