The site of the future campus was filled with a multitude of people, several generations of families, all with an air of great contentment and excited anticipation. It was a groundbreaking time, and that evening they would celebrate the event together in the church hall.

Details of the architectural plans were announced -- a two-story facility with twelve spacious classrooms, several offices, a dining hall able to seat hundreds, a kitchen that would be the envy of any cook, etc., etc. All for a projected budget of $300,000, of which one-third would be provided by the Armenian Educational Foundation.

The spirit of community cooperation was great, but so was the financial burden. However , by now the wheels were irreversibly set in motion, and although the securing of the necessary funds was difficult, it was achieved.