Chamlian School Honors Faculty and Sponsors – Inauguration of Andre Kazangian Memorial Classroom

By the initiative of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School administration and board, a special event was held at the school auditorium on the evening of Wednesday, August 31, 2016 to honor the dedicated service and support of faculty members and sponsors, as well as to conduct the official opening of the Andre Kazangian memorial classroom.

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, accompanied by Archpriest Fr. Vazken Atmajian and Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian, was in attendance, as were Board of Regents member Mrs. Azita Yacoubian, St. Mary’s Church delegaets and board members, representatives of Glendale and Crescenta Valley Armenian organizations, parent-teacher support committee members, sponsors and friends.

The event began with opening remarks by Vice-Principal Mrs. Rita Kaprielian, who welcomed the Prelate and guests and explained the purpose of the gathering, which was to commend and honor individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the school through their service or sponsorships.

The invocation was delivered by Fr. Vazken and Fr. Ardak, after which School Board Chair Mr. Armen Abrahamian conveyed remarks on behalf of his colleagues thanking the honorees for their service and support.

After welcoming the guests, Principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian announced that five individuals and families would be recognized and invited the Prelate, Mrs. Yacoubian, and Mr. Abrahamian to join in presenting plaques to the honorees: Mrs. Nora Bayramian, who has been the school’s music teacher for thirty years, former School Board Chair Mrs. Armine Khachadrian, long-time St. Mary’s Church member Mr. Sahak Kazangian, Mr. Vicken Apelian, proprietor of Apelinc Landscaping Services, and sponsors Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Lara Tchakmakjian.

Director of Facilities Mr. Emil Tatevosian gave an overview of the school’s new and planned endeavors through a slide-show presentation.

The Prelate delivered his message, beginning by commending the wonderful initiative of the principal, administration, and board members to recognize and honor individuals devoted to the advancement of the school. One by one His Eminence commended the honorees, Mrs. Nora Bayramian’s, for her contributions to Armenian music as well as to her students, Mrs. Armine Khachadrian’s, for her decades-long service, Mr. Kazangian, for his longtime service to St. Mary’s Church and the Prelacy, Mr. Vicken Apelian for his commitment to the beautification of the school and the Prelacy, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Lara Tchakmakjian, son of sponsor Mrs. Silva Tchakmakjian, for their benevolence. The Prelate blessed the memory of Andre Kazangian, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sahak and Janet Kazangian, and wished the school family success in their future endeavors.

INAUGURATION OF NEW CLASSROOM Next, the Prelate and guests headed to the classroom dedicated to the memory of Andre Kazangian, class of 2002 alumnus, who in the example of this family had served the Armenian community. The Prelate and clergy conducted a requiem prayer and the blessing of the classroom, after which the ribbon-cutting took place with the participation of the Prelate, Principal, and sponsor family.

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