2019 Award Recipients

Nanor Deirbadrossion

Special skills: Lark Conservatory graduate, performed in many cultural events. She is a vocalist, plays the piano, the La Crescenta Church organist, plays in a rock band, recipient of multiple awards, and recognitions. Nanor volunteered in various Armenian cultural events. Recognized the Armenian Community as a safe haven for her. 

Future goals: Interested in Bioengineering, with intent to create machines to help the future of medicine to take better pictures of tumors and medical conditions. 

College attending: University of California, Santa Cruz.

Alison Ghafari

Special skills: Active board member of the Gaidz Youth Organization since 2015. Worked with Nor Serount Cultural Association in setting up the library. For the past 11 years she was active in the St. John’s church in La Verne and St. Gregory Armenian Church in Pasadena. She was an acolyte. She has participated in Genocide commemoration of Khatchkar at Azusa Pacific University. 

Future goals: Biology with goal to become a physician and help her community.

College attending: Azusa Pacific University

Katia Khanlian

Special skills: Volunteered with the American Armenian Rose Float Association for three years. Spoken at the Armenian Telethon. She has won many science fair awards

Future goals: Chemistry major to become a pharmacist and discover medicine for cancer through research. 

College attending: University of California, Los Angeles

Narek Dadouryan

Special skills: Armenia Tree Project ambassador, volunteered with the American Armenian Rose Float Association for the annual Rose Parade. Has founded a rock band, plays the guitar. He has performed at multiple events.

Future goals: Computer Science, become independent and contribute to the Armenian community through technology. 

College attending: University of California, Los Angeles

Christina Chiranian

Special skills: Camp Counselor at AGBU Camp Amaras.  Plays varsity basketball, was the team captain. Tutoring Armenian to students. Played Armenian theatre, and recently got recruited by Satamian Armenian Drama group. 

Future goals: Double majoring in Political Science and Criminology, Law, and Society, with the intent to become a criminal lawyer. Continue Armenian studies and minor in Armenian. 

College attending: University of California, Irvine

Talin Kojababian

Special skills: Active member of the Gaidz Youth Organization. Dean’s List every semester at USC. Dean’s List and Dean’s Merit Scholarship at Southwestern Law School. Internship at Vatche Tashjian’s Law Firm. Participated in the annual telethon for orphanages in Armenia. Played on the Pasadena Women’s Soccer team and received the Scholar Baller Award for college athletes who excel in school. 

Future goals: Passing the Bar on the first try, start her own law firm and become a judge in the future. 

College attending: Southwestern Law School