CASPS Honors Outstanding Armenian High School Students

On Monday, May 21, 2018, the 12th annual CASPS reception honoring outstanding 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students from LAUSD local districts Northeast and Northwest was held at Verdugo Hills High School Auditorium. On behalf of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian attended, delivered the invocation, and conveyed the Prelate’s congratulations and blessings. In attendance were Executive Council member Mr. Ara Shabanian, principals, educators, Los Angeles Unified School District and CASPS members, students and parents.

CASPS Executive Director Arsineh Hovannisian delivered the welcoming address. Former CASPS student Angela Manukyan served as the MC.

Fr. Nareg delivered the invocation and on behalf of the Prelate congratulated the students and wished them great success in their future endeavors. Noting that one hundred years almost to the day our forefathers were fighting for the independence of our nation, he urged the students to always be proud of their Armenian identity and adhere to their roots.

The Superintendent’s message for the Northeast district was delivered by Linda Del Cueto, and the Northwest’s by Joseph Nacorda.

Glendale Clerk Ardashes Kassakhian delivered the keynote address.

On behalf of the LAUSD Board, members Kelly Gonez, Scott Schmerelson, and Nick Melvoin conveyed their congratulatory message, after which four students expressed their thoughts on this occasion, thanking the Prelate and their teachers for their support and guidance.

The top four students received monetary awards provided by the Armenian Educational Foundation, and all students received certificates.

The program also featured musical and dance performances by students.

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