GLENDALE—Chamlian Armenian School held its annual award ceremony the morning of March 2, to recognize students who have shown outstanding effort and commitment in their studies by maintaining a grade point average of 3.75 or higher. Vice Principal, Rita Kaprielian, welcomed parents into the auditorium and opened the ceremony.
Principal Vazken Madenlian addressed the students by offering them inspiring words about the importance of hard work and success . He encouraged all of the students to use this celebration as a motivation to work even harder. He left the student with the message of learning from their successes and failures as they continue to grow as individuals.
Nayiri Nahabedian, board member of the Glendale Unified School District and a candidate for the State Assembly seat, served as the keynote speaker. She discussed the endless opportunities that exist for students who put in the effort and dedication to achieve their goals. She encouraged students to work hard and to honor their parents who have sacrificed to give them so many opportunities. Her remarks drove home the message that Armenians have shown their resilience and commitment as a community, and it is the students’ responsibility to ensure that the same characteristics will be carried on to the future generations.
The crowd erupted into cheers as the sixty three students’ names were called.