CASPS Annual Art Contest Awards Ceremony for 2010 had a great turnout. The event took place in the Glendale Unified District’s Boardroom on Thursday March 25th 2010 at 5:30 pm. The event was hosted by CASPS in collaboration with the Glendale Unified School District Administration.
Twenty-One students participated in the Art Contest from schools in the Glendale Unified District, including Hoover High School, Glendale High School, and Crescenta Valley High School, with their artwork. This year’s theme for the contest was “Your Role Model or Inspiration.” Out of the 21 Armenian students who participated some chose Zoravar Vartan Mamigonian, Charles Aznavour, Michael Jackson, their siblings, grandfather and political activist and musical artists like Serj Tankian as their inspiration for their work of art. Others chose various experiences such as migrating from another country, a tragic point in Armenia’s history and a frightening event as an inspiration for them to move on and do better. Most students painted and drew. GUSD Board Members and CASPS honored the students with recognition certificates; while they also received awards generously sponsored by Artists for Kids and the Armenian Educational Foundation. Participants received awards for the following categories: “Best in Show” awarded with $300, ”Best Graphics”, “Best Illustration”, “Best Portrait”, “Best Political Poster”, “Best Fine Art”, all awarded with $200, Honorable Mentions awarded by $75 and Recognitions at $50. AFK had contributed a total of $500 towards the awards ceremony and the AEF contributed $1700 in awards.
GUSD Board Member Greg Krikorian, GUSD Superintendent Michael Escalante, Deputy Superintendent Richard Sheehan and Administrator Mary LaMasa congratulated the budding artists and thanked CASPS for standing by the School District and partnering to educate our youth.
CASPS also recognized the dedication and effort of our three judges who have volunteered their time and expertise for the last three years. CASPS presented judges Samvel Saghatelian, Caroline Tufenkian and Seeroon Yeretzian with a certificate of appreciation.
CASPS, the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools, appreciates those who participated and attended the event and were able to celebrate the talent and art of our Armenian youth with us.