BURBANK HIGH SCHOOL:

Hilda Akopyan on Thursday night sat down to do her homework, when she came to a realization.

“I’ll never have homework for Burbank High again,” she said.

“I’m so used to everything being the same, and now I am about to embark on a big change.”

Akopyan, who plans to attend Pasadena City College in the fall, was one of 617 seniors who graduated on Friday night from Burbank High.

Parents, grandparents as well as other family members and friends gathered at the Starlight Bowl to honor the graduates.

While students anxiously waited for the start of the ceremony, parents aimed their cameras in hopes of catching a shot of their soon-to-be high school graduate.

“This is my son’s step into adulthood, and it makes me realize that he’s not a baby anymore,” said Beverly Felix, whose son Juan received his diploma.

More than 39 of the graduates finished their high school career with a grade-point average of 4.0 or above, 15 or more scored 800 on one section of the SAT, 140 worked more than 100 community service hours, 95 were Presidential Award winners and one was named a National Merit Scholar, Principal Bruce Osgood said.

Graduate Christy Timmons said she plans to return to the Burbank High campus.

“I want to go to college and major in English and minor in theater so I can come back to Burbank High,” said Timmons, who plans to attend community college and then transfer to a local university.

Osgood used his speech as an opportunity to congratulate the graduates and commemorate the anniversary of D-Day.

“One of the soldiers that fought in D-Day said, ‘You can never have enough training,’” Osgood said.

“Now, we’ve given you your training and today is your D-Day. . . . Your training will help you but your heart, or your deepest self, will get you through.”

But the night was just as much about celebration, as it was about saying difficult goodbyes.

One of the night’s senior speakers chose the words of Willy Wonka, a fictional character in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” to remind his fellow graduates what they should set out and accomplish.

“I know what you’re thinking, what can a candy man from the 1970s tell us?” senior Alex Reyes said.

“But, he was the one that told us, ‘Anything you want to do? Do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it.’”

CLASS OF 2008

Christopher Aba

Danielle Nicole Abdeljaber

Ormar Abdelrahman

Victor Antoun Abdullatif

Tina Abedi

Armineh Dalar Abolian

Edmond Abramyan

Brittany Nicole Acebal

Lina Acopians

Yvess Adamian

Ruben Agajyan

Armen Aghakhan Gaykan

Alina Aghakhani

Lala Aghakhanian

Hyo Un Ahn

Raya Lily Akopian

Hilda Adrine Akopyan

Arsen Aleksanian

Annette Alexandrian

Rafael Alexandrian

Sharlo A. Alexandrian

Paul Kevork Alkhasian

Zachary Cole Allen

Anastasia Altounian

Jennifer Michelle Alvarez

Giovanna C. Amaya

Andronik Amazaspyan

Scarlet Liliana Ambrose

Rizkalla Michael Amran

Sevak S. Amranyan

Hye Bin An

Victor Anthony Anaya

Spencer Keith Anderson

Eileen Andreasyan

David Ricardo Angel

Charle Marcus Anunta

Anna Arakelyan

Tania Sarin Araradian

Leticia Hayde Arevalo

Steven Matthew Armstrong

Vartuhie Anita Arutyunyan

Arin Asadorian

Anto Atashian

Edgar Avakian

Jennifer Aldjandra Aviles

Jeffrey Edsel Ayala

Joel Ayala

Aren Azizian

Lana Babajanian

Arcine Babakhanyan

Daniel Babayan

Tiffany Sabrina Bagdasarian

Harry Bagdikian

Greg Baghoomian

Kimberly Goharic Baltaian

Matthew E. Bang

Cynthia Natalie Barba

Taylor Jenkins Barlow

Jessica Yesenia Barrera

Rony Arvin Barsamian

Shushanik Barsigian

Dani Jamal Basbous

Aaron James Ferreras Basco

Dino Rosario Battaglia

Arno Bazikian

Alexander Rene Beas

Brittany Nicole Beaudry

Daisy Beltran

Grigor Greg Berberyan

Jacob Dane Berg

Joshua Fredrick Bernhard

Pamela Stefania Berrios

Jorge Adalberto Bertolin

Michael Esteban Bishop

Jeremy Bishow

Eric David Blatz

Nvard Blikyan

Emily Boghoskhan

Noelle Boutros

Erick Bravo Ramirez

Cindy Leticia Brenes

George Jonathan Briseno

Nikola Brkic

Sarah Elise Brownstein

Perla Buenrostro

Mitchell Taylor Burns

Susie Christine Burrows

Yulissa Buruca

Grant Edward Bushey

Matthew Gabriel Bustillos

Daniel Cabanillas

Malcolm Keith Campanella

Cory Thomas Cardamone

Ricardo A. Cardenas

Yesenia Carolina Cardona

Matthew Lee Carey

Samantha Marie Carletta

Cody James Carlson

Jasmine Carranza

Kendra Lynn Carter

Darlene Carvajal

Stephanie Casas

Sean Jeremy Castillo

Thanisa Chakavanmongkol

HeeSoo Chang

Stephanie Elizabeth Chantland

Scott Michael Chase

Hyun Jin Cho

Kyo Jang Samuel Cho

Jee Hyun Esther Choi

Robin Choi

Seung Wan Choi

Natalie Cholakian

Chelsie Christman

Justin M. Chun

Sebastian Devin Clark

Amber Lauren Clay

Jenifer Nicole Coderko

Walter Jacob Cohen

Dennis J. Collatos

Riley Grant Collins

Angelina Brittany M Contreras

Dorothy Moree Cooper

Brian Edward Copeland

Daisy Cornejo

Lizeth Yamileth Correa

Mark Douglas Cox

Tara Johanne Crawford

Nicholas Cody Crescitelli

Austin Cameron Cripps

Carla Cristales

Cohn J. Crocker

Lianna Darabedyan

Meghedi Darbinians

Leticia Mercedes Davalos

True Davis

Troy De Chellis

Rubi De Leon

Cole De Perna

Roxana Maritza De Santiago

Coral Deffan

Sandra Dekic

Juan Carlos Del Rio

Camille Amado Del Rosario

Sara Alizabeth Delgado

Estyrose D’Elia

Brent Nestor Dell

Shant Armen Demlakian

Gayane Gina Dermenjian

Hagop Devedzhyan

Esteban Di Masi

Priscilla Noemi Diaz

Anselmo Silva Dimaano

Donald Pham Do

Jason Thomas Dodson

Julio Cesar Donayre

Diane Drmandjian

Trinity Elizabeth Duffy

Michelle Lynn Duran

Avetis Dzharatanyan

Katherine Louise Earle

Denise Echeverria

Jeffrey Arthur Edwards

Teodick Eisaghalian

Ani Ekmekchian

Armine Ekmekchian

Mohamad Elhawary

Abraham Nasser Elzein

Menova Enjili

Angel Anthony Erazo

Juan Carlos Escobar

Samantha Rosalyn Escobedo

Murtaza Faizi

Brian Emory Fallman

Gregor Farhadians

Kandice Fekety

Juan Antonio Felix

Mark Douglas Ferraro

Melanie Starr Fielder

Kevin Xavier Figueroa

Adrian P. Flores

Veronica Flores

Justin Derek Folk

Valentina Forero

Jacob Paul Forsch

Jeffrey Robert Fountain

Sophia Rose Frias

Kirsten Anne Froelich

Stephanie Lynne Froelich

Sarah Marie Frye

Connie Michelle Fuentes

Kevin Kirakos Galadjian

Catalina Isabel Galdamez

Andranik Galoian

Jahira Guadalupe Galvan

Gill Garces

Oscar F. Garces

Rocio Garcia

Simone Raquel Longoria Garcia

Arman Oganesovich Gasparyan

Deborah Gatton

Cameron Joseph Geller

Ani Gevorgyan

Stepan Gevorgyan

Suzie Gevshanyan

Sarkis Gezalyan

Kyle Thomas Ghafouri

Iden Gharapet

Greta Ghazarian

Arshavir Arik Ghevondyan

Jouana Anashe Ghookasian

Rony Ghookassian

Tomik Ghoukasian

Danny Michael Giaba

Natasha Nicole Gibson

Justin Ted Gillett

Michael Patrick Girod Jr.

Ian Scott Glebocki

Robert Golbudakyan

Ken William Goldstein

Greg Jay Gomberg

Victoria Elizabeth Gomez

Gabriela Nayeli Gomez Arredondo

Emily Gong

Diana Nohemi Gonzalez

Elijah Patrick Gonzalez

Susana Maria Gonzalez

Victor Gonzalez

Forest Robert Goodbar

Dana Alexis Gradillas

Lauren Grair

Joshua Armand Granados

Bianca Marie Grande

Cassandra Jacinto Gregorio

Alana Gregos

Marian G. Grigoryan

Bryant Cristopher Guerrero

William Earl Guild

Sandra Gutierrez

Samuel Gyurdzhyan

Ernest Seigo Ha

John Ha

Sara Lynn Haakana

Joseph E. Hadaya

Kierstin Hadley

Sis Andre Haghnazarian

Arin Haghverdian

John Evan Hall

Sallie Hallum

Vahe Hambardzumyan

Emilie Hambarsonpour

Vahe Todd Haroutounian

Amanda Nicole Hass

Joseph James Hefner

Konrad Markus Hermann

Diana Marie Hernandez

Maira Hernandez

Samantha Sae Hernandez

Sigrid Hernandez

Stephanie Hernandez

Kristine Heroian

Bias Herrera

Luis Enrique Herrera

Matthew Steven Hirtz

Anaheet Honarchian

Jun Suk Hong

Peter Hong

India Danielle Honore

Dalas Jordan Hood

James Robert Horgan

Kevin Hourany

Karine Hovagimyan

Annabel Hovsepian

Odette A. Hovsepian

Lynne Marie Howell

Brittny Teresita Huerta

Michelle Catherine Huertas

Shaun Peter Huggins

Grace J Huh

John Nicholas Huleis

Saima Rukhsar Ibrahim

Anya Bosnak Iritsyan

Seda Isayan

Ty Matthew Jackson

Kindah Jaradeh

Sean John Jenei

Elie A. Jermanos

Nicholas Sung Woo Jin

Mallory Wilder Johnson

Jayna Paige Jones

Melissa Rose Jonkey

David Kachatryan

Grace Ji-Yeon Kang

Joyce Jieun Kang

So Yun Caroline Kang

Lucas George Kantzabedian

Angela Kao

Mari Karagezian

Elin Karamian

Hakop Karapetyan

Katherine Karapetyan

Lanna Karapetyan

Jozsef Laszlo Kardos

Ashley Karp

Hayk Karsyan

Krikor Katoromian

Thomas Ross Kaufmann

Mousa George Kawas

Jon Kayajian

Gevorg Kazaryan

Suzie Anush Kazaryan

Jacqueline Kechedzian

Amanda Leigh Keith

Elizabeth Jean Keller

Samantha Paige Kelly

Mane Keshishyan

Narek Khachatryan

Tigran Khachikyan

Aren Khanbabaei

Ester Khandzhyan

Narek Khanmahlakian

Beverly Kim

Bonnie Kim

Chai Kim

Davis Chung Hyun Kim

Caitlin Rebecca King

Alexander Kitinskj

Tara Booth Kleiger

Elizabeth Lindsay Krailo

Konstandin Kumuryan

Natasha Lacayo

Guerard Michel Magnaye Lachica

Emily Sue Ladin

Kyle Steven Lamb

Michael Adam Lance

Ivan Oswaldo Lara

Richard Manapsal Lazo

Nicole Lebo

Christina Lee

Kristine Michelle Lee

Mindy Ann Lee

Nicole Christina Lee

Sharon M. Lee

Jason Tae Young Lee

Katherine Taylor Lees

Kristina Legostayeva

Sergio Andres Leguizamon

Benjamin Aaron Levitt

Paulina Jessica Linares

Eli Samuel Robataille Lippman

Carlo Jose Lobos

Arliz Lilliana Lopez

Jennifer Astrid Lopez

Jessica Nataly Lopez

Zachary D. Lotane

Alejandro Loveira

Antonella Yhiovana Lucero

Tracy Evelyne Luna

Gerardo Jose Lupercio

Alexandra Luque

Reyna Macias

Kristin Elizabeth Madrigal

Daniel Magier

Erik Patrick Mahoney

Jozef Makarade

Ani Malkhasyan

Audrey Lynn Macalinao Manalang

Patrick Michael Maniquis

Lilith Mansuryan

Vanis Mardian

Miganoosh Margoosian

Vacheh Margoussian

Alina Markarian

Boris Markosian

Diana Markosian

Kevin James Markovic

Claudia Yahaira Martinez

Fernando Elyud Martinez

Jessica Ann Martinez

Mark Martinez

Francisca Camila Maureira

Alexandra Teresa Mc Bride

Ryan Michael Mc Carthy

Erin Michelle Mc Daniel

Alexander Clarence Mc Intosh

Kierra Mc Intyre

Dogbeda F. Mc Kenzie

Parpi Mehrabi

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Artur Melik-Kasumyan

Michael Mendez

Linda Milki

Bryan Millo

Emily Patricia Mills

Holland Shayna Mills

Tenny Minassian

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Anthony Courtney Minors

Karina Miranda

Vazgen Miridjanian

Max Anthony Mirnoff

Georgiy Mkrtichyan

Susan Marie Molina

Joshua Jesus Montes

Katherine Johanna Montes Martinez

Christopher Michael Montgomery

Steven Michael Montoya

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Karla Moreno

Salvadore Pajarillo Morente

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Haruryun Moroyan

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Rajiv Kumar Moudgil

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Kristen Carmen Pun

Brian Quijano

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Omar M. Rahman

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Preni Sinaei

Earl Marcel Franco Siongco

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Israel Soto

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Perry Christian Stevens

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