GLENDALE HIGH SCHOOL:

Facing uncertain futures made murkier by decimated higher education budgets and a slumping job market, the Glendale High School class of 2009 received its diplomas Friday at a ceremony on Moyse Field.

“Many of you have taken different paths to get here, but today we all celebrate,” said Principal Deb Rinder. “I am confident that you are prepared to make a difference in this world. But ultimately, the choice is yours.”

Street vendors offered floral leis and motorists jockeyed for prime parking positions as some 4,300 family members, friends and educators poured into the school’s athletic facility. A cool breeze whipped through the air, reverberating words of reflection punctuated by the crowd’s piercing acceptance.

“Do not fear the uncertain economy in these uncertain times,” Rinder said. “Always strive for excellence.”

An airplane hovered ahead pulling along a message to one lucky graduate: “The sky is your limit.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of him,” said Ararat Tahmassian, whose son, Edward, was among the graduates. “From the time he was very young, 5 or 6 years old, he wanted to be a doctor for children, a pediatrician. He’s a dreamer, and I want him to reach his dreams.”

The atmosphere of “Pomp and Circumstance” soon gave way to cheers and laughter, prompting Rinder to remind the class of 2009 that this was graduation, not Dodger Stadium. Salutatorian Nicholas Wagner and Valedictorian Roza Petrosyan both offered favorable remarks to the pranksters among the senior class.

Minutes later, the students, capped in red and black, began doing the wave.

Senior class president Jennifer Movsessian presented administrators with a $20,000 check before taking the microphone.

“You will never be trapped in Verdugo traffic again,” she said to laughter.

“You can now wear any hat or listen to your iPod whenever you want.

“GHS is a phenomenal place. Don’t worry about forgetting the past, and don’t worry about what comes in the future. Have a wonderful life.”

Forty-five students were honored with 20 seconds of adoration for achieving a 4.0 grade-point average throughout high school.

While his grades were not perfect, the family of Joshua Arthur Minchaca beamed with satisfaction.

One of the few family members aside from his mother and older sister to finish high school, his grandmother Elvia Muniz said, Minchaca hopes to pursue a career in residential real estate and will attend a local community college in the fall.

“I want him to have a good job and a good future,” Muniz said.

“He will.”

CLASS OF 2009

Hrachya Abelyan

Lawrence Albert Abes

Aragas Abramian

Arpine Abramyan

Villan Abramyan

Akop Achemyan

Adrian Acosta

Lusine Adamyan

Mariam Agazaryan

Elina Adelina Aghajanian

Hripsime Aghajanyan

Teny Aghazarian

Vana Akhverdyan

Chris Vartkes Akmakian

Ara Akopian

Marianna Akopian

Artur Akopyan

Arnold Alahverdian

Regina Joy Duque Alcazar

Alexander Liwag Alfaro

Anthony Corpus Alfonso

Vaneh Allahverdi

Luis Alberto Alvarez

Victoria Amalyan

Michael Ambartsoumian

Ani Amiryan

Artin Anderiasian

Maria Angelica Singh Ang

Arthur Stephan Anjelian

Hovhannes Apayan

Lizette Iribe Araujo

Iris Maria Arciniega Henrici

Erika Michele Arezomanians

Rosa Belen Arias

Ayanna Armatrading

Kahmaara Armatrading

Daryl John Arreza

Arvin Artoonian Savarani

Hamlet Arutunyan

Georgy Arzumanyan

Anna Asatourian

Anna Asatryan

Artur Asatryan

Edmon Simonovich Asatryan

Edmond Asatryan

Michael Astorian

Anasheh Avakians

Sevana Siran Avaneceian

Anush Avdalyan

Edita Avdalyan

Meruzhan Avetisyan

Alan Alexander Aviles

Andrea Celine Avina

Anna Ani Avoyan

Robert Montana Awaides

Suren Aydinyan

Armen Ayvazyan

Selva Sonia Azilazian

Vania Gabriele Azurdia

Victor Azurdia

Edward James Babakhani

Robert Michael Backhach

Arman Bagdasarov

Hoolyaneh Bagdasaryan

Bryan Drow Baghdasarian

Jilbert Khacheak Baghdasarian

Arsine Baghdasarian Malhami

Garnik Baghdasaryan

Sargis Baghdasaryan

Edgar Baghumian

Elina Stepan Bagmanyan

Lusine Bakalyan

Maghmik Bakhshi

Sarmen Bakhshi

Sipan Bakhshi

Tina Balalian

Leo Balian

Talin Caroline Bandaryan

Vanui Barakezian

Aram Barakyozyan

Arielle Barba

Victor C Barba

Natalie Bardawil

Suzanna Barkhutyan

Jerair K. Barmaksezian

Sevan Barseghian

Christine Bautista

Eduardo Bautista

Esperanza Bautista

Rojelio Bautista Ceja

Anush Bayburtyan

Aaron Michael Baykov

Alicia Arousyak Bayramian

Ani Bazikian

Manuel Mike Bedrossian

Andre Beglaryan

Hovhannes Beglaryan

Rochelle Antoinette Bell

Diana Marcela Beltran Rodriguez

Miguel Angel Benitez

Rebecca Bodaghian

Anasig Boghozian

Loosineh Boghzian

David Alexander Bojorquez

Stephanie Mary Boon

Armanoush Boudaghians

Imane Boulares

Elizabeth Sophia Bowerman

Jordan Michael Bradshaw

Andrew Kentaro Breitborde

Kristoffer Amante Bueno

Arshak Vigenovich Buniatyan

Caroline Cary Buniatyan

Isis Burns

Ruzanna Butyrskaya

Emmanuel Lance Nunez Caballes

Cristine Yesenia Cabotaje

Johnny Cabral

Sally Arlene Calderon

Dayana Kailyn Campos

Kirsten Ramos Cangco

John Rupert Gaerlan Capistrano

Soraida L. Carcamo

Elizabeth Ashley Carter

Lizbeth Castaneda

Paulina Isabel Castaneda

Damaris Castro Miranda

Hazel Cedillos

Lucila Celiverti

April Jazmine Cerrato

Stephanie Cerros

Alejandra Ivet Cervantes

Carlos Antonio Cervantes

Paul Jonathan Cevallos

Seul-A Cha

Betty Chaljian

Edgar Chavez

Patrick Chi

Elaine Cho

Eun Sun Cho

Joon Il Choe

Han Sol Choi

Joseph Dae Choi

Sun Woong Choi

Angie Lyn Dolliente Chua

James Chung

Alexis Armenta Cisneros

Erika Tomoko Clingerman

Kristofer Dale Coffman

Ian Conover

Anthony Cortes

Charles Boyer Crosby

Ariela Merissa Cruz

Natalie Cruz

Samuel Estuardo Cruz

Marcos Cuateco

Maritza Cuateco

Arielle Citlali Cubero

Anel Cuevas

Arjola Cuko

Edita Dalakyan

Narek Danielyan

Toddeh Griesh Davidian

Sevak Davoodian

Hasmik Davtyan

Lilit Davtyan

Faddie Yousif Dawod

Ana Judith De Leon

Ian Carlo Mercado De Los Santos

Ohreez Bularan De Vera

Shain Daniel Defoe

Adrine Degbashyan

Dion Dehbanian

Chaterly Dela Cruz

Anne Delgado

Maral Bedrose Derbedrosian

Edgar Diaz

Ervin Diaz

Martha Diaz

Samantha Nicole Dickens

Nahran Natalie Dizayer

Alexander Seth Djaradjian

Haroutune Harry Djemelian

Aimee Kristine Donabedian

Kacie Taryn Dragojlovic

Olga Drobinina

Yadira Alejandra Duarte Montoya

Yepruhi Mary Dzhikneyan

Mineh Ebrahimian

Michelle Renee Edstrom

Suzanna Endzhighoulian

Grikor Greg Erdoglian

Jazmin Escobar

Narek Esmailian

Eric Espinoza

Andrew Jeremiah Soriano Esposo

Emin Estepanian

Priscila Eugenio

Carl Andre Faylona

Dyane Figueroa

Hayley Scarleth Flores

Alvin Fuentes

Reynaldo A Fuentes

Ashley Figeac Furman

Dominique Lauren Fuster

Melkon Gabikyan

Edgar Gabrielyan

Seda Gabrielyan

Hilda Gabriyelyan

Lex Serjan Galaroza

Felix Galicia

Erik Galstyan

Shushanna Galstyan

Arturo Jose Garcia

Blanca Gabriela Garcia

Cynthia M Garcia

Kevin Garcia

Maria Crisedla Capili Garcia

Jose Trinidad Garcia Silva

Diane Lizette Garcia-Solano

Arman Dan Garibian

Vahagn Garibkhanyan

Meri Gasparian

Artsrun Gasparyan

Mary Jena Gasparyan

Artin Nejde Gevondyan

Atene Gharachehdaghi

Adena Gohar Gharaptyan

Lilia Gharibian

Anoush Ghazanchyan

Nazali Ghazari

Spencer Patrick Gilmartin

Carlos Ricardo Giron

Cristian Geovanny Giron

Elizabeth Giron

Zachary Joseph Glazer

Joey Alberto Godoy

Maryam Mary Golabian

Glenda Gonzales

Delmy Elizabeth Gonzalez

Eunice Del Gonzalez

Fernanda Maria Gonzalez

Hillary Aimee Gonzalez

Ivan Gonzalez

Jose Jesus Gonzalez

Talin Gragol

Kimberly Anne Greenough

Anahit Grigoryan

Michael Grigoryan

Alyssa Monique Guajardo

Jessica Karolina Guccione

Barbaro Damian Guerra

Gary Alexander Guerra

Jacob David Guerra

Eduardo Guerrero

Lizet Yadira Guevara Sanchez

Pauline Hacopian

Gissane Hadjian

Meline Haghnazarian

Samira Haidarnia

Caroline Elia Hajjar

Davit Hakhverdyan

Aram Hakobyan

Vardan Hakobyan

Aram Hakpian Adegani

Hike Hambarsoomian

Jacqueline Frances Harms

Jessica Haro

Robert E Haro

Clara Haroutunian

Michael Anthony Haroutunian

Michael Anthony Harris-Davis

Thomas Charles Harrison

Lilia Hartonia

Hrach Harutunyan

Mariam Harutyunian

Shahane Harutyunyan

Tatevik Harutyunyan

Khachatour Hatamian

Minas Hayrapetyan

David Emmanuel Hernandez

Fredy Hernandez Hernandez

Helen Aurora Hernandez

Jason Delmendo Hernandez

Jeanette Hernandez

Mark Calvin Dizon Herrera

Ivan Antonio Higareda

Kristopher Allen Maun Holgado

Arash Hosseini Jafari

Maria Hovanessian

Elza Hovannisyan

Hayk Hovhannisyan

Tatevik Hovhannisyan

Margarita Husian

Louie Kim Hwang

Jonathan Francis Ilem

Maria Angela Minas Ingco

Anthony Michael Ingledue

Sheila Karina Irigoyen

Hayarpi Isayan

Christopher Ismail

Narek Issagoolian

Jiana Jaber

Ramon A Jacinto

Meheir Jahezian

Mariana Julie Jalnekrian

Carlo Awades Janoyan

Zuleika Gabriella Jaramillo

Pamela Kate Jayoma

Eu Sun Jeong

Debbie Jimenez

Amanda Jazmin Johnson

Stephen Van Johnson

James Edward Jonson

Miya Joo

Vardan Kajberuni

Anahid Kalaydjian

Derenik Kaloosi

Brian Chong-To Kan

Ji Suk Kang

Yoo Kyung Kang

Andranik Kapikyan

Sarine Karadolian

Vanuhi Karapetian

Shahen Karapetyan

Katerina Karavodin

Nicole Shantal Karayan

Vahe Karimian

Tamar Kassabian

Veeken Kevork Kassabian

David A Kazaryan

Carin Hera Kellzi

Naira Keshishyan

Arutyun Khachatryan

Gevork Khachatryan

Viktoriya Khachatryan

Anita Khachikyan

Anoush Khachikyan

Axal Roger Khachikyan

Zhanetta Khachikyan

Soseh Khachturian

Jean Khajarian

Taleen Khalafian

Celine Khalatian

Tatevik Khalatyan

Svetlana Khanzratyan

Goar Khechumyan

Paula Kholobekian

Martin Khudabakhshyan

Tatev Kilislian

Aaron Kwon Kim

Daniel Juyoung Kim

Jung A Kim

Paul Chanhee Kim

Timothy Dong Kim

Yeseul Kim

Haik Kirakossyan

Annie Knarik Knyazyan

Hampig Kodjanian

Hasmik Korkis

Narek John Koshkakaryan

Duriye Mercedes Kutlu

Marie Ashley Sedano Lacambra

Angela Lam

Sheila San Lam

Theodore Jairus Lasin

Joseph G Lattouf

William James Lawrence

Ji Hyun Lee

Marc Lee

Robert Francis Lee

Sungwoo Daniel Lee

Won Geuk Lee

Yoo Ra Lee

Yu Bin Lee

Randolph Relic Legaspi

Jessica Renee Lemus

Carter William Lewald

Javoni Renee Lewis

Jessica Mei Lim

Sindy Lisbeth Linares

Richard Patrick Samaco Lineses

Annalou Catajoy Lingat

Antonio Carmelo Lombardo

Hipolito Lopez

Rene Alejandro Lopez

Xandee Muriedas Lu

Christopher Alexander Lyon

Neziahlean Posadas Madeja

Christopher Torio Magpayo

Ruzan Mailyan

Marielle E Malabug

Nareg Manookian

Armen Mansuryan

David Andre Mansuryan

Dianna Manukyan

Hasmik Manukyan

Lilit Manukyan

Robert Davidovich Manukyan

Natalie Chloe Manvelyan

Massis Markar

Anna Markosyan

Eric Marquez

Ronald Edward Marquez

Andrea J Martinez

Laura Martinez

Sabrina Martinez

Arman Martirosian

Vahe Martirosian

Marissa Raine Matagi

Natalie Matossian

Armand Hagop Mavyan

Brianne Kathleen Mc Evoy

Elizabeth Mclean

Araz Megerdichian

Rafi Meguerdijian

Silass Mehrabian

Kareem Michael Mehrabiani

Angie M Mejia

Maria Juliana Mejia

Ani Mekasijian

Erika Fabiola Melendez

Fernanda Elizabeth Melendez

Triana Melendez

Angela Suzy Melikyan

Davit Melikyan

Gina Katherine Melkisetian

Eric Aram Melkonian

Harry Harut Melkonian

Brittney Ariel Membreno

Bianca Mendoza

Debby Kristine Mendoza

Leslie Mera

Janet Michelle Merida

Michelle Meza

Edgar Mihranian

Michael Mihranian

Leena Mikailian

Eric Thomas Miller

Allen Dro Minassians

Ara Hovaness Minatsaghanian

Joshua Arthur Minchaca

Leanne Marie Minimo

Joseph Emmanuel Miranda

Nareg Mirzaei

Shant Norair Mirzaians

Syuzana Mirzoyan

Tovmas Mirzoyan

Arman Mnatsakanyan

Caitlin Roche Mangila Moleno

Andrea Moncada

Karol Moncada

Edgar Montalvo

Veronica Morales

Jenny Alejandra Morataya

Amy Moreira

Christian Dhel Moreno

Esmeralda Gloria Moreno

Stephanie C Moreno

Natalie Anais Mouradian

Jennifer Adrineh Movsessian

Gegham Mughnetsyan

Jorge Mario Muralles

Khashayar Nahidsepehr

Anahit Nalbandyan

Mikael Navasardian

Noe Navasardian

Armen Nazari

Anginay Nazarian

Mariam Nazaryan

Vruyr Nazaryan

Arbi Nazaryandarberoody

Lena Nersesian

Mitchell Baolong Nguyen

Astghik Novrazyan

Arthur Oganesyan

Seungjai Oh

Elizabeth Olmedo

Victor Manuel Orellana

Yuriy Orlovsky

Andrea Nicole Ornopia

Rosanne Lise Ornopia

Argisht Ovsepyan

Seung Hyun Paik

Vivian Elizabeth Pamboukchyan

Taminie C Panich

Jan-Raye Pantaleon

Alessandra Marina Pardo

Crystal Michelle Perez

Ivette Abundis Perez

Kevin Perez

Maico Perez

Mark Anthony Perez

Geghart Perjanloo

Alexander Robert Petro

Roza Petrosian

Hayarpi Petrosyan

Nare D Petrosyan

Roza Petrosyan

Taguhi Petrosyan

Vivian Camila Pinilla

Stephanie Pizano

Nellie Plouzian

Anoush Pogossian

Anzhela Grayrovna Pogosyan

Daniela Kalani Pollard

Tylor O’rion Pope - Dorado

Mario Portillo

Bryan Christopher Price

Evelyn Tracey Pumar

Diane Erika Legaspi Querimit

Jean Nicole Ramasasa

Angeline Nicole Ramirez

Enrique Ariel Ramirez

Sameer Emad Rasheed

Nicole Kelly Reece

Jennifer Regalado

Michelle Regalado

Tniztney Renee Reyes

Lidia Ester Rivas

Natalie Janette Rivas

Ryan Matthew Rivas

Emerson Rivera

Joana Remedios Rivera

Ray Orlando Rivera

Wilbur Santos Rivera

Maria Magdalena Robelo

John Bernard Robertson

Bryan Rodriguez

Claudia Carolina Rodriguez

Esther Elizabeth Rodriguez

Jessica Nathaly Rodriguez

Katia Selene Rodriguez

Michael Christopher Rodriguez

Valeria Del Carmen Rodriguez

Victor Rojas

Jacqueline Yvonne Romero

Adriana Sofia Roque

Maritza Grace Rosales

Brayam Abel Rosero

Claudia Rubalcava

Cristina Saavedra

Jose Saavedra Ruiz

Alyssa Joy Sabino

Adena Safarian

Haik Galust Sahakyan

Darlene Antoinette Chio Sales

Lizette Sanchez

Irene Santa Cruz

Jomari Errol Santiago

Wendy Nayely Santiago

Samantha Santiesteban

Patrick Irving Santillana

Louis Vernon Paez Santos

Alen Vigenobich Sargsyan

Haykaz Sargsyan

Ruzanna Sargsyan

Arpi Sarkisian

Maneh Sarkisian

Ara Vrej Sarkissian

Ariga Sarkissian

Carla Sarkissian

Emin Sarkissian

Nounie Sarkissian

Ani Sarkisyan

Elen Tina Sarkisyan

Lusine Sarkisyan

Rudy Ernesto Sarmiento

Leana Sarukian

Lily Sassone

Katherine Lazar Schowengerdt

Alen Senanian

Jennifer Hyun Seong

Veronica Serguera Kudlach

Blanca Yesenia Serna

Ofelia Seropyan

Claudette Karen Seyfi

Ninelly Shabani

Vahag Shabani

Arayik Shahbazian

Mohammad Shahhosseini

Anna Lala Shahinian

Vanuhi Shahnazaryan

Lilit Shakhnazaryan

Mane Shamiryan

Bertina Shamouny

Greta Maria Sharoyan

Aren Shaverdi

Irene Lida Shaverdian

Meghrik Shaverdian

Sasha N. Shellock

Seta Ardash Sherian

Greg Naoto Shimizu

Naira Bertovna Shirvanyan

Odette Enriquez Siason

Sarah Lee Silverstein

Norvan Simonian Gharaghani

Andrew Carl Snodgress

Lilian Sohrabian

Rebecca Kiyoko Soken

Ivonne Solano Maximo

Anastasia Akela Soleta

Jonathan Solis

Hanna Song

Mathew Lantz Soria

Alejandra Belen Sosa

Luis Antonio Sotillo

Abraham Soto

Gabriela Carolina Sotomayor

Nicholas James Souza

Ustin Stasevich

Vera Elizabeth Stewart

Veronica Stoever

Emilse Suarez

Ilene Suleymanyan

Faddy Issa Sunna

Leah Bomee Suzuki

Kevin Mark Gutierrez Sy

Eli Sam Tahan

Edward Tahmassian

Armond Varuzhevich Takhmazyan

Arpine Takhmazyan

Anthony Brooks Tapia

Emil Albert Tarbinian

Audine Jalal De Guzman Tayag

Barin Tchahezian

Thanut Teeyahirunwatana

Edvin Telemi

Anush Telyan

Eline Telyan

Irela M Tenorio

Marc Al Angel Terre

Andrew Murray Thompson

Marlow Biana Tomasian

Hasmik Torosyan

Jeremy Gabriel Torres

Wendy K. Toscano

Goharek Tosunyan

Sona G Tovmasyan

Javier R Trejo

Arleen Tumasian

Eileen Tumasian

Hayk Tumoyan

Matthew Aaron Turney

Eric Alexander Ubillus

Glenn Emmet Underwood

Susan Marie Uriarte

Gaby Alexander Urquilla

Lusine Vahanyan

Skye Krysten Valenzuela

Tammie Abigail Valer

Andres Roberto Valle

Jessie Nugent Van Amburg

Gloria Maria Vaquerano Beltran

Ani Vardanyan

Lusine Varzhapetyan

Socorro Vasquez

Carlos Alexander Velasquez

Amanda Nichole Velis

Amber N Veliz

Luis Alberto Vera

Stephanie Lynette Verdon

Edita Veygum

Amy Villalta

Nicholas James Wagner

Robert Charles Weathers

Kevin Ka-Sing Wen

Alexis Valerie Whalen

Carin May Wong

Usanee Wongphyat

Albert Woo

Yundan Xiao

Arlen Yeghiazarian

Gayane Yeghoyan

Ofelia Sergey Yerzinkyan

Lilit Yesayan

Nora Yesayan

Esther Yim

Sevak Milagerdi Zadorian

Niniya Zadouri

Artin Zakarian

Christopher Karo Zakarian

Menooa Zakarian

Ramon Zamarripa

Ani Zargaryan

Vahe Zargaryan

Anoush Zatikyan

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