Some of the people in attendance were City Council members Ara Najarian and Laura Friedman, City Manager Jim Starbird, representatives from the offices of Sen. Carol Liu and Assemblyman Paul Krekorian, and Greg Krikorian and John Krikorian.
Zarian’s family members attending were three sons, Lawrence, Gregory and Vincent, his sister and his daughter-in-law.
“I’ve never been so surprised,” Larry Zarian said. “When I came out and saw all of these people, I thought there was something going on here. There are so many quality people here that I love and respect. Thank you for working with me and listening to my suggestions.”
CRESCENTA VALLEY GRAD IS PRESIDENT’S SCHOLAR
Ga Lim Lee of La Crescenta is beginning her collegiate career as a member of the 15th incoming class of President’s Scholars at Cal State Long Beach.
As part of the program, the Crescenta Valley High School grad has received a four-year scholarship from the university worth nearly $50,000.
The state college’s President’s Scholars Program was created in 1995 in an effort to bring valedictorians and National Merit scholars from California high schools to the Long Beach campus.
More than 970 students from 41 of California’s 58 counties have been selected for the program since its inception.
Lee, the daughter of Hee Jeon Lee of La Crescenta, was a National Merit semifinalist in the class of 2009 at Crescenta Valley. At CSULB, she is planning to major in English literature with hopes of becoming a secondary education teacher.
As a President’s Scholar, Lee is attending the college on a full scholarship that covers general student fees, an annual book allowance and paid housing in the campus residence halls for four years. In addition, the scholars receive priority registration, personal academic counseling and more.
The benefits for qualifying valedictorians and National Merit scholars from accredited California high schools are made possible through the support of the state college’s Alumni Assn., President’s Associates and the Corporate Scholars Council.