Mr. Vartkes Kourouyan, the longtime principal of TCA Arshag Dickranian School in Hollywood, joined the rank of esteemed recipients of the the Armenian Apostolic Church’s St. Sahag-St. Mesrob medal. This award was granted by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
A special banquet honoring this longtime veteran of the Armenian education was held at the Taglyan Cultural Center, sponsored by the St. John Armenian Church of Hollywood.
The encyclical of His Holiness was read by Archpriest Fr. Manoog Markarian, Parish Priest, and then His Eminence presented Mr. Vartkes Kourouyan with the medal.
Chair of the Diocesan Council Joseph Kanimian, Esquire, and several other clergy from the Western Diocese were also present during the banquet.