LOS ANGELES — This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Arshag Dickranian School. This momentous milestone is being celebrated by a series of student functions throughout the scholastic year, topped by the upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala Banquet to be held at the banquet hall of the Taglyan Cultural Center on Saturday, April 2.
The event is held under the auspices of Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese, featuring Hmayak Baltayan, a patron of the school, as the banquet’s guest of honor.
The highlight of the program will be a video presentation of the 30-year success story of Arshag Dickranian School, which opened its doors in the fall of 1981 and eventually grew to become a pre-K through 12th grade learning institution, producing its first crop of high school graduates in 1990.
Today the school takes pride in the hundreds of alumni who, after graduating from ADS, have pursued higher education and eventually become career professionals and businessmen.
Traditionally hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), the historic significance of this year’s celebration has prompted the organizers to include past PTO members in order to give more excitement to the event. A souvenir booklet will also be published to mark the occasion.
Everyone in the community is urged to attend the gala banquet on April 2.