The Armenian Community School held the official opening of its Middle School Classroom at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16, 1997, on the grounds of the school.
More than one hundred students, parents, teachers, and friends gathered to celebrate the occasion. This year, for the first time in the twenty-year history of the school, a seventh grade class has been added. The Sahatdjian family (Victor Packing) made the Middle School Classroom possible through a pledge of $38,000 and the 7th Grade Committee under the leadership of Tammi Shegerian raised $27,000 from the Armenian community for operational expenses for the new classroom.
Seth Atamian, Principal of the Armenian Community School opened the festivities by introducing the main donors in the campaign to open the seventh grade, Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis Sahatdjian, Mr. Haig Sahatdjian, and Mr. Bill Sahatdjian, Chairman of the School Board.
The Very Rev. Fr. Muron Vartabed Aznikian, Dean of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church blessed the new building and encouraged the gathered students and parents to continue their dedicated efforts towards the school.
Students of the sixth and seventh grade let a myriad of balloons into the air to celebrate the opening.
After the opening ceremonies, guests had the opportunity to visit the new classrooms.