GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee-Glendale Chapter announced recently that Senator Jack Scott will deliver the keynote speech at the ANC-Glendale Chapter Banquet, while GHS Student, Hanrietta Movsessian will receive the "Youth Activist of the Year" award. The event is set to take place on Thursday, June 5, 2008, 6:30pm at Brandview Collection in Glendale, CA.
"We’re extremely honored to have Senator Scott as this year’s keynote speaker," stated Artin Manoukian, Chairman of ANCG. "Senator Scott has been a longtime leader on issues impacting Armenian-American constituents in California’s 21st State Senate District and empowering people to improve their communities."
"We’re looking forward to having him speak to our community and share his life experiences prior to his change in careers," added Manoukian.
For many Armenian Americans, Senator Scott’s signature piece of legislation was Senate Bill 1657, which was passed in 2002. The bill established a California international trade and investment office in the Republic of Armenia. The signing of Senate Bill 1657 in 2002 was the culmination of a three-year grassroots effort by over ten local ANC chapters to establish formal trade relations between the Republic of Armenia and California.
Hanrietta Movsessian, who will be the recipient of the "Youth Activist of the Year" Award, has left a stellar mark through her involvement at school and in the community. In addition to being part of the Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track and Field teams for three years, she currently serves as the Glendale Unified School District Student Board Member; the President of the Associated Student Body at Glendale High School; the President of the Student Senate and Gateway Advisory, and a member of the National Honor Society.
"Our office received countless nomination forms for the Youth Activist of the Year Award. To choose from a group of driven, young individuals, who commit themselves to serving their community was exceptionally difficult," stated ANCG Executive Director of Elen Asatryan.but Miss. "But Movsessian’s involvement in the different segmen’s of the community brought us to our final decision."
The Annual Banquet will begin with Cocktail Hour at 6:30pm, followed by Dinner and Program at 7:00pm. Awards will be presented to GHS student Hanrietta Movsessian, Alec Baghdasaryan, President of the Armenian Educational Foundation, Zizette Ayad, City of Glendale Community Relations Coordinator, Officer John Balian, Glendale Police Department Public Information Officer, and the Davidian and Mariamian Educational Foundation, provider of after-school educational services to youth in the area and Miss., a student at GHS.
To purchase tickets or obtain information on sponsorship opportunities please visit www.ancglendale.orgo or contact ANCG at 818.243.3444.
The Armenian National Committee-Glendale Chapter advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels. It is the voice of this vibrant community, which seeks to advance and enrich Glendale.