The following article appeared in Nor Or weekly of California (September 10, 2009, p. 6.). It was translated and abridged by Aris Sevag of the AGBU Press Office in New York:
The doors of AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School reopened for the 2009-2010 school year on Wednesday, August 26, for elementary and secondary school pupils alike.
Present were a large number of parents, members of the school board, as well as members of the educational committee. The priority of making the 2009-2010 school year one of positive changes was highlighted in all the remarks delivered at the opening ceremony. The school, which has been certified several times by WASC and has over one thousand graduates, enjoys the support of the members of its Alumni Association, who have achieved success in various fields, PTO, Booster Club, Festival committees, and AGBU. The school has student, Armenian, AGBU and other clubs, which expand the pupils’ horizons through extracurricular activity and train them to subsequently assume active roles in the more professional internal communal, as well as the larger American, environment.
Following the brief opening remarks and words of welcome by Principal Hagop Hagopian, Archpriest Fr. Shnork Demirjian, pastor of St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church and a parent himself, prayed for the school’s welfare. Then Sinan Sinanian, chairman of the board of trustees [and member of AGBU Central Board of Directors], presented certain changes having been made in the school’s administrative staff and welcomed Mrs. Anahid Nalbandian-Pezheshgian as vice principal of the secondary school. Mr. Sinanian stressed that the changes made aim to increase the school’s potential and then declared the school open.
Photo Caption: School Board chairman Sinan Sinanian presents the changes made in the school’s administrative staff.
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