Five Outstanding Fenster School Students Win College Scholarships

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The Arizona Daily Star honors Fenster School seniors through the Senior Class Achievers project

The Fenster School, a boarding school for high school students, located in Tucson, Arizona, announces five winners of the Senior Class Achievers college scholarship. Elsie Brown, Brian Carpenter, Sasha Martin, Jackie Ruyle and Bo Yuan are this year's recipients of this prestigious award.

Each year, The Arizona Daily Star newspaper in Tucson awards scholarships to students who have not only worked hard academically, but have dedicated themselves to community service, and have also risen above personal hardship. "The Fenster School is proud to take part in celebrating our hardworking students whose achievements in and out of school may not normally be recognized," said Fenster Headmaster Don Saffer. "These impressive seniors have made a difference to our school community and to the greater community, and they deserve this honor."

The Senior Class Achievers project began in 1996 as a recognition program to highlight the accomplishments of high school seniors in the Tucson area who were graduating despite facing extraordinary struggles. Student profiles were published in The Arizona Daily Star as a testament to those individuals. The program has evolved to include a scholarship program, which totaled over $3000 in award money in 2008.

The Fenster School provides a structured and disciplined educational environment designed for students facing challenges at home or at school. Recognized among boarding schools for struggling teens, Fenster specializes in working with students who exhibit the inability to meet their academic potential due to lack of motivation, who refuse to follow rules in any environment or who perform well at school but do not necessarily fit in well at home. "We firmly believe that the structured, caring environment that we provide at Fenster is the right foundation for all our students and was instrumental in leading our five standout students to this stellar achievement," added Saffer.

About The Fenster School:
The Fenster School has held the highest standards for quality education ever since its inception in 1944. Fenster's main purpose is to provide an environment that allows and encourages students to reach their individual potential. The disciplined structure enables teens to achieve academic success, earn a high school diploma and gain acceptance into colleges and universities. Fenster encourages self-esteem development and teaches students to accept responsibility and accountability for their actions-all in an effort to graduate a well-rounded individual. For more information about one of the top boarding schools for teens, visit or call 520-749-3340.


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