Burbank Adult School Inducts Honor Society Members


A special ceremony was held at the Burbank Adult School Wednesday evening, as the school honored a group of students who were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society.

Nominated by teachers at the school, the student inductees had to meet the high standards set forth by the NAEHS.   To qualify for induction the students must have demonstrated dependable attendance, a cooperative attitude, and self-reliance in performing school related tasks.  All of the inductees were lauded for not only being outstanding students themselves, but for helping other students.  They came from the Adult School’s English as a Second Language (ESL) classes,, Basic Adult Education classes, and Parent Education classes.

Honored were Gayane Abgaryan, Kathy Bramwell, Heidi Jimenez, Noe Lemus, Oxana Levin, Rutilia Martinez, Maynor Mejia, Gloria Ortiz, Miriam Reynoso, Hitomi Takashi, Emineh Tounian, Libelin tornero, Shannon Traxel, and Diana Vardanyan.

As their fellow students, family, and friend looked on in the school’s Helen von Seggern Auditorium, each of the inductees was presented a certificate by Adult School Principal Joseph Stark, and an NAEHS lapel pin.  They also received two letters of recommendation, according to Dr. Lia Lerner, who is the NAEHS coordinator for the school.   One is for potential employers, and the other to assist them if they choose to further their education after completing classes at the adult school.