Mr. Vartkes Kourouyan, the long time principal of TCA Arshag Dickranian School in Hollywood, joined the rank of esteemed recipients of the Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Medal – granted by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
A special banquet honoring this long time veteran of the Armenian education was held at the Taglyan Cultural Center, sponsored by 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. Joseph Kanimian, Esq., Chair of the Diocesan Council, and several other clergy from the Western Diocese were also present during the banquet.