DETROIT — Tuesday, September 8, will be engraved in the Manoogian School’s history as a memorable day. In the presence of the school’s current and former board of directors, Greater-Detroit Armenian community members, teachers and students, the opening ceremony of the new high school occurred in the atrium of the building.
A donation from Richard Manoogian and Louise Simone made this building possible.
Elementary and middle school principal, Dyana Kezelian, welcomed the Manoogian School family and friends. She announced that 40 years ago, no one could have anticipated that this school, which opened its doors with 10 students and two teachers, would have endured to find such a place in the educational world. Today, however, with the continuing efforts of its staff, dedication of the past principals and teachers, as well as the visionary guidance of the board members, the school is thriving with its more than 400 students and 45 faculty and staff.
Kezelian thanked especially the Manoogian family members for their support. “Our founders and benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Alex and Marie Manoogian, are delightedly watching our ceremony from heaven, being fulfilled on what we have achieved in these past 40 years,” she said.
After welcoming the audience, Principal Dr. Hosep Torossian of the high school, thanked Kezelian for her devotion and support and added, “Today, on this festive occasion, the Manoogian spirit soars as we collectively celebrate not only the 40th anniversary of the founding of our school, but the grand opening of this breathtaking building.” He extended his special gratitude to the great humanitarian, Alex Manoogian.