GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL:'We just did it. It's over. Yeah!'

As the graduating class of Glendale High School walked off Moyse Field, a group of about 10 students spontaneously ran a lap around the track. It was a reminder of the school's spirit that graduation speakers said will lead them to success in life.

"We have a free spirit, rebelliousness," said 18-year-old Ani Antanesyan, who was panting from her short run. "We just did it. It's over. Yeah!"

A crowd of adoring parents and friends packed the bleachers looking over about 650 students garbed in their school colors — the boys in black gowns and the girls in red gowns.

But the students were probably thinking about the memories the graduation speakers invoked in their speeches. Many said it was the best years of their lives. Some said they did not enjoy it much. But as Glendale High's valedictorian Christine Thang tearfully said to her classmates, it was their life and it had come to an end.

"Life as we know it is over and tomorrow the future begins," said Christine, who had a grade-point average of 4.42.

Salutatorian Irene Jang, who had a grade-point average of 4.4, related an anecdote about how she gave a commencement speech for her class when she left preschool. Now she was in front of her classmates again, seeing off what she called an incomparable group of students.

"Here we are to celebrate a momentous beginning to the greatest age of our lives," she said.

Nine out of the school's top 10 seniors are going to schools in the University of California system, while the other is going to John Hopkins University.

Before they took to the field and the last few moments of their high school lives, the students lined up behind the bungalows near the bleachers. Anxiety and excitement flushed over the students' faces as they tried to explain what high school was like.

"High school was a lot of fun," said Lilit Halrapatyan, 18. "It's the best time of my life. Sometimes it's all I could think about."

Zareh Kamalyan, 17, said he will miss his friends the most, but the teachers did make a difference.

"Teachers made education fun," he said. "They make you feel like they care about you."

Still, other students were already looking toward the future.

"I feel like I'm more in control of my life," said Hakob Grigoryan, 18. "Every decision I make counts more. Everything is on a different level. It's new, but the concept is still the same."

Principal Kathy Fundukian said high energy characterized this year's class.

"You've made it and you've done so with effort and persistence," she said.

Words of encouragement and hope helped bolster many of the students' post-high school years — a sentiment board member Nayiri Nahabedian solidified with a dose of reality.

"[Success] is not going to happen all the time," she said. "No one will be successful all the time. What we want is to prepare students so they are able to rise again."

Parents echoed concerns and hope, like Arzou Karimy Aghakhani, mother of graduating senior Bryan Aghakhani, who said being a single mother was easy because her son behaved so well.

"I feel so great," she said. "I feel accomplished."

THE CLASS OF 2007

Hanine Sami Abbas; Anna Rosa Abgaryan; Lilit Abrahamyan; Armine Abramyan; Naceam Mohseni Abyane; Santiago Acevedo; Hera Achikian; Alex Christopher Adamian; Adrine Adjemian; Bryan S Aghakhani; Sevana Aghasarian; Miganoosh Aghazarian; Mania Shahen Agop; Carla Paulina Reyes Aguilar; Sevak Akopian; Khachik Akopian; Karina Akopova; Sona Akopyan; Sesil Belguzar Aksu; Adrine Alaverdyan; Piruza Kamoyevna Aleksanyan; Ashley Kaye Alfonso; Tenny Allahverdi Pireh; Sean Almazan; Jorge Almeida; Shirag Nidham Al-Rayes; Manuel Alvarado; Julia Andrea Alvarez; Frank Michael Alvarez; Daniel Alvarez; Jonathan Amaya; Ricardo Alfredo Amaya; Javier Amaya; Edita Ambarchyan; Aram Ambartsumyan.

Roxine Deanne Ami; Jun Woo An; Lexter Rubio Ancheta; Donnella Anderson; Vincent Paul Andrade; Armine Andreasyan; Eileen Andriassian; Teni Antanesian; Ani Antanesyan; Maral Antwan; Virginia Christine Aprahamian; Victor Aquino; Narine Arakelyan; Artem Arakelyan; Tamara Arakelyan; Manouk Arakelyan; Sona Arakelyan; Artak Arakelyan; L’sean Dia Khafre Aris Armatrading; Laura Armenian; Alene Ani Aroustamian; Sona Aroyan; Angelina Aroyan; Inna Arutyunyan; Anita Arutyunyan; Ayk Arutyunyan; Martin Arzoumanians; Karen Asatourian; Vachagan Asatrian; Alvina Asatryan; Hermine Asatryan; Gevork Ashnalikyan; Lukas Astrauskas; Viviana Astupinaro; Aram Avakyan; Sevak Avanesi; Avo Avdoian; Ledea Avedissian; Francisco Avila; Cristal Avila; Tracey Caroline Awad; Nayri S Ayeer; Ruzanna Ayrapetyan; Irina Azaryan.

Matthew Babakhani; Meghedy Babakhanians; Arno Babakhanloe; Anet Babayan; Anzhela Babayan; Asmik Babloyan; Christina Badalian; Mikael Gamletovich Badalyan; Andranik Viktorovich Badalyan; Gegam Bagdasaryan; Meline Baghdasarian Malhami; Angela Baghumian; Sevag Richard Bairamian; Vache Bakrad; Hrand Baloshian; Sarmen Bandaryan; Serge Avo Barmaksezian; Alexander Barriga; Andranik Barsegyan; Naira Daniyelovna Barsegyan; John Paul Bartolome; Melia Basavand; Adam James Baykov; Anait Bedjanian; Ani Bedoyan; Mesrop Beglarian; Bernard Benitez; Melissa Bestagno; Agatha Boghdasarian; Eduard Levonovich Boshyan; Melina Bovo; Lily Marie Broussard; Marine Mary Bubushyan.

Esmeralda Cabotaje; Jairo Jesus Caceres; Eder Abdiel Camacho; Claudio Alberto Caprarella; Carla Mae Elisse Alcazar Caraos; Emin Carapetian; Napoleon Carcamo Jr; Christine Stephanie Cardoza; Nestor Ulice Carranza; Kenneth Castaneda; Javier Antonio Castanon; Francisco Javier Castellon; Jenina Marie Manalastas Castro; Francis Leeroy Catacutan; Philip Catalan; Jov David Cerros; Joanna Catalina Chacon; David-John Ineguez Chaires; Anna Chakhoyan; Catherine Jamal Chamseddine; Evelyn Tatiana Chavesta; Andrew David Chavez; Charles Camilo Chavez; Tina Chenorjoukian; Philip Haur Chi; Gevork Chimayan; Angela Cho; Patrick Yong Cho; Chan Yang Choi; Esther Hyunhee Chong; Veyry Evelyn Cid; Jazmin Nicole Clark; Austin Joseph Claudio; Garret Brice Conover; Ronald Corena; Elliott James Corona; Ana Carolina Samantha Selga Cristobal; Jonathon Luis Cruz; Genefred Garcia Cruz; Adolfo Cuateco.

Elin Danelian; Babken Danielyan; Jose Davila; Neiko Assante Davis-Ysaguirre; Nelli Davtyan; Nicole Anne De Castro; Neil Emil Gerona De Jesus; Ivah Charisse I De La Cruz; Carolina De Santiago; Kimberly Denise Del Bosque; Kimberly Clark Dela Cruz; Ani Racheal Demirjian; Dominic Ermie Quintos Deogracias; Shannon Marie Deputy; Hagop Dermendjian; Heidi Diaz; Stephanie Diane Diaz; Ninveh Jazmine Dizayer; Charles Do; Murielle Faye Dulfo; Danielle Antoinette Duran.

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Mark Lee Eberhardy; Rodin Raymond El-Hachache; Zane Elhadary; Anna Eliasi; Marineh Eliasian; Diana Elibekyan; Anasheh Enjily; Christy Enriquez; Criselda Esguerra.

Susana Farias; Deanna Braquel Fernandez; Ailene Joy-Acob Ferriol; Ashley Melissa Ferrufino; Diego Alejandro Flores; Nicole Diamond Flores; Marlon Elizabeth Franco; Joanne Nicole Frick; Arne Mathias Fuhst.

Nare Gabrielyan; Gor Gabrielyan; Christine Marie Galadzhyan; Vanessa Danielle Galban; Edgar Galstanyan; Maria Jose Del Rosario Galvez; Gevorg E Garabedyan; Cinthia Veronika Garcia; Armine Garibkhanyan; Ayarpi Gasisyan; Lusik Gasparyan; Leza George; Jaklin Gevorkian; Sipanik Ghahramanians; Sevana Areni Gharaptyan; Lala Gharibian; Tenny Gharibian; Tanya Gharibian; Melania Gharibian; Vera Mariem Ghazarian; Ricardo Antonio Gil; Jerusalem Richard Gill.

Arin Golestani; Felipe Alvarez Gomez; Nischint Gondara; Mon Christiani Juan Gonzales; Ana Laura Gonzalez; Kimberly Gonzalez; Haidy Gonzalez; Elizabeth Gonzalez; Satine Gorgyan; Corian Sebastian Green; Vage Grigorian; Lilly Grigorian; Anna Grigorian; Hakob Grigoryan; Asya Grigoryan; Gohar Grigoryan; Arthur Grigoryan; Kristina Yuryevna Grigoryants; Marianne Orozco Guballa; Jose Efrain Guerrero; Julian E Guia; Julie-Anne Saavedra Guinto; Artak Gukasyan; Shant Gulesserian.

Anita Chaghalian Haftevani; Arin Haghverdian; Arbi Haghverdian; Lilit Hairapetyan; Karen Hakobyan; Roza Hakobyan; Mariam Hakobyan; Sarmen Hakopian; Armine Hakopian; Araxya Hakopyan; Mohamad Hallal; Mariam Garnikovna Hambarchyan; Narek Hambardzumyan; Lauren Caitlyn Hamrick; Tasnim Hanafy; Melisa Hanparsun; Missoum Harbouche; Anna Haroutiounian; Sona Haroutiounian; Christ Haroutounian; Taylor Clayton Harrison; Sarkis A Hartoonian.

Diana Harutunian; Stepan Harutyunyan; Aaron Adam Hernandez; Mirna Erica Hernandez; Claudia Hernandez; Bobby Hernandez; Nancy Esmeralda Hernandez; George Danny Herrera; Maral Hintiryan; Justin Hlavaty; Nadia Hmeidan; Cassandra B Horine; Ruben Albert Hovanesian; Areg Hovanesian; Hamlet Hovhanesian; Georgi Hovhannisyan; Ani Hovhannisyan; Elvina Hovhannisyan; Petros Peter Hovsepian; Lilit Hovsepyan; Timothy Ian Hunt; Joseph Hwang; Joseph Jaemyung Hyun.

Rodrigo Esteban Ibanez; Mark Christopher Ignacio; John David De Los Santos Ignacio; Carmina Inductivo; Anet Isagholi; Tina Isayan; Levon Iskandaryan; Vehik Ismailian; Franceli Izaguirre.

Jade Jaber; Irene Hyun-Jin Jang; Yesenia Jaramillo; Eu Gin Jeong; Ingrid Alexia Jimenez Rivera; Henry Emmanuel Jimenez-Menjivar; Kala Nicole Jones; Milton Eduardo Juarez.

Lara Kadehjian; Zareh Kamalian; Sona Kanayan; Michelle Kang; Jung Suk Kang; Taline Talar Karadolian; Karapet Karagezyan; Vahe Karapetian; Artur Karapetyan; Anahet Karapetyan; David Kasabyan; Ruslan Kasparian; Suzanna Geghami Kazaryan; Susan Anahit Kazazian; Shahe Antranik Keoroghlian; Siuneh Keshishi; Sevada Keshishian; Vage Keshishyan; Hrayr Keshishyan; Hovannes Keshishyan; Romina Keshishyan; Issam Pierre Khabbaz; Anna Tamara Khachatrian.

Mariam Khachatryan; Nazeli Khachatryan; Marina Khachatryan; Mariya Khachaturyan; Steven Leon Khanlari; Maane Khatchatourian; Adelina Khechumyan; Ava Khomami Fayaz; Ani Khudabakhshyan; Da Hae Kim; Paul Lee Kim; Yui Na Kim; Ani Masisi Kirakosyan; Eliza Kirazyan; Kyle Joseph Kistner; Mari Maisovna Kocharyan; Ara Arthur Kokshanian; Teodora Kolarova; Ani Kouyumjian; Chompoonuch Kwanpom.

Danilo Panganiban Lacerna Ii; Sara Carleen Lam; Tristan Jerel Lastima; Tri Minh Le; Chul Woong Lee; Eun Jung Lee; Sang Hee Lee; Sunny Sunmin Lee; Chong Sean Woo Lee; Melissa Randy Legaspi; Manuk Lelikyan; Gabriel Mauricio Leon; Winsgold Ray Medina Leyba; Gaming Li; Yu Hua Li; Elizabeth Gabriela Lopez; Karla Shadia Lopez; Fred G. Luna.

Lina Magadamyan; Vanessa Ann Magana; Omar Rafig Makhluf; Enrique Jose Cueto Malaguit; Karen Michelle Maldonado Cifuentes; Tanya Khachik Manamshian; Beno Manokian; Emin Manookian; Clint Philipp Manquiquis; Robert Mansuryan; Meline Manucharyan; Davit Manukyan; Arpi Kratchovna Manukyan; Artak Hrayrovich Manukyan; Harout Rafi Mardirosian; Teresa Margaryan.

Roset Markamian; Gevork Maronyan; Marisela Marquez; Ricardo Andres Martin; Luis Ernesto Martin Perez; Bryant Isidro Martinez; Isai Martinez; James S Martinez; Juana Martinez; Kirk Clark Martinez; Dania Yazet Martinez; Jesse Martinez; Armen Martirosyan; Sona Matevosian; Paul Martin Mc Carty; Morgan Blaire Mc Curdy; Catherine Leanne McDonald; Jesse Maxson Meaux; Eduardo Medina; Maribel Medina; Pablo Alberto Medina; Masis Mehrabian; Ixchel Mejia; Shahen Shaun Melkonian; Tanya Menas.

Camilo Mendez; Armen Meserkhani; Melani Minaeian; Marc Steven Balunes Miranda; Menva Mirzaei; Konstantin Miskaryants; Hovik Mkrtchian; Ermine Mkrtchyan; Gevorg Mkrtchyan; Gayane Mkrtchyan; Anna Mkryan; Vanessa Nohemi Molano; Orlando Antonio Molina; Vanessa Molina; Denise Montalvo; Yared Montalvo-Montano; Louis Anthony Montenegro; Lala Moradian; Diana Carolina Moreno; Patrick Daniel Morrissey; Eduard Mosolov; Linda Mossessian; Meri Msrlyan; Yesenia Munoz; Miguel Adrian Muralles; Vincent Matthew Mutia.

Narek Rubenovich Nadzharyan; Alexandra Nagy; Micheline Agnes Nahat; David Nalbandyan; Tigran Nalbandyan; Robert Martin Nalbandyan; Patricia Yoonji Nam; Shokoofeh Namiranian; Razly Nasoordeen; Mark Lawrence Navarro; Cynthia Marie Navarro; Gevorg George Navasardyan; Asped Navasardyan; Sevana Navasartian; Mark Nayra; Emma Vartkes Nazar; Ashik Nazaretyan; Ani Nazari; Arineh Nazari; Kristina Marie Nazarian; Narek Nazaryan; Arpine Nazaryan; Arman Nazaryan; Romela Nazaryan; Matthew Christopher Neith; Jacqueline Lou Nerpiol; Matthew James Newton; Tuyen Pham Nguyen; Mychal Ben Aratiles Nicolas; Ani Nikogosyan; Klarizza Bernardo Noche; Issa Nordein.

Harold Ismael Ochoa; Melina Oganesyan; Richard Oh; Sevak Ohanganian; Aida Ohanyan; Desiree Olea; Timothy Olesijuk; Jesus Olivera; Cindy Michelle Ortiz; Tania Osipof; Shant Ovasapyan; Vanui Vana Ovasapyan; Ramella Ovsepian; Nare Ovsepyan.

 Allen Samson Palour; Hermine Panosyan; Rojina Panoyan; Elya Papoyan; Ilona Papyan; Matthew Daniel Paragas; Renia Paria; Sung Ran Park; Fabiola Parra; Dishan Ralph Peiris; Daniel Austin Pell; Jennifer Marie Perez; Jessica Christine Perez; Diego Agustin Perez; Roberto Perez; Donald Perfecto Perez; Tania Petrossian; Lusine Petrosyan; Bakhsho Petrosyan; Narek Petrosyan; Nune Piloshyan; Tatevik Pilosyan; Walter Pineda; Eddie Ponce; Haik Proshyan.

Jessica Quiros.

Nader Rahimi; Shayan Rahimimanesh; Anissa June Rahimizad; Eduardo Manuel Ramirez; Ali Emad Rasheed; Daniel Lee Rasmussen; Pauline Rassam; Matthew James Reilly; Alyssa Michelle Rios; Jacqueline Rivera; Stephanie Louise Rives; January May A Roan; Gabriela Rodriguez; Yoaly Cuahutli Rodriguez; Mayra Esmeralda Rodriguez; Priscilla Rodriguez; Maydali Romero; Daniyel Marcos Rosa; Susan Stefany Rosero; Lilit Rostomyan.

Arevik Saakova; Christine Saakyan; Lucia Saavedra; Angel T Saenz; Arthur Safarian; Arlen William Safarian; Ellada Safaryan; Sevak Safaryan; Tannaz Sahabi; Edmond Sahakian; Jalal Talal Saleh; Arpi Lara Samuelian; Juan Genaro Sanchez; Liliana Sandoval; Armen Sandrosyan; Gerard Vincent Santos; Paolo Victor Paez Santos; Lilia Sargsyan; Sona Sargsyan; Gevorg Sargsyan; Astghik Sargsyan; Meline Sarkhoshyan; Andre Sarkissian; Serge Sarkissian.

Patty Sarkisyan; Ani Sarkisyan; Rachelle Cortez Saturnino; Monica Frances Scott; Leonardo Romero Serrato; Evelina Shabani; Arman Shahdaryan; Lernick Shahnazarian; Sevak Shakhpazyan; Haik Shakhverdian; Ingila Shamim; David Sherian; Milena Shiroyan; Arman Al Shirvanyan; Joshua Sierra Ponce De Leon; Jose Silva; German Silva; Nvard Simonyan; Alan Sipac; Olegs Snicarenko; Ella Sogomonian; Gohar Sogomonyan; Zechariah Ray Solis; Alonso Soto; Jacob Ray Spruill; Ofelya Stepanyan; Sergey Stepanyan; Yunie Suk; Sevana Suleymanyan; Dixie Sy; Albrik Tahmasian Savarani.

Ryan Takeshi Taketomo; Wesley Tam; Scarlet Tamazyan; Ani Helen Tamrazyan; Kent Tanaka; Haykuhi Tarverdyan; Hagop Telalyan; Naren Telemi; Ripsime Ter-Galstyan; Shake Ter-Gukasyan; Helen Ter-Mirzayants; Rober Artur Terziyan; Christine Tha;ng; Tamar Thomassian; Jorge Tirado; Hiline Alabanza Tito; Cristopher Tolle; Ofelya Tonyan; Aaron Torio; Angineh Torosiyan; Christina Araxi Torossian; Elvis Torosyan; Nicolas Loreto Torres; Cristian R Toscano; Lina Nathalie Tovmassian; Ani Tribunyan; Lusine Tsaturyan; Lusine Tumanyan; Joseph Tupas.

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James Yong Um; Julius Umali; Andrew Francisco Umana; Jazmin Alexis Urias.

Darlene Lugue Valencia; Jackson Nugent Van Amburg; Nicholas James Van Houten; Arpine Vardparonyan; Richard Vartanian; Sergeh Vartanian; Arutyn Varuzhanyan; Tagui Varzhepetyan; Nataly Vasquez; Yuritzy Marisol Vasquez; Miguel Oscar ; Velasquez; Melissa Veronica Velez; Isabel Vergara; Ricardo Vergara; Adrienne Vesin; Cynthia D Vickery; Octavio Victor; Milagros Rossana Villalobos; Christian Villarroel.

Leiza Yamila Walia; Alexandra Therese Weaver; Sara Lynn Weissmuller; Michael Kelly Whalen; Vanessa Riana Wilson; Marena Nelson Wilson Azizian; Sara Colleen Wolff; Natasha Ivana Wolhein.

Salby Saeed Yacoub; Artin Yazidjian; Vahe Yefremian; Gayane Yeghiazaryan; Tamara Ashotovna Yeritsyan; Nare Yesayan; Min Ji Yi; Charles Sung-Joong Yoon; Melani Yousefi.

Nareeneh Zadori; Erik Zaduri; Pamela Zamarripa Castilla; Michael Roy Zamora; Bahan Ian Zardakhsho; Seda Zargaryan; Anashae Zeinali; Nubia A Zeledon Jimenez; Mariam Zohrabyan; Narine Zokhrabyan.

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