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First Wave of New Students Arrive at Maharishi School

Maharishi School has something to celebrate at Convocation on Tuesday, August 23. Twelve new boarding students  have arrived from all over the world to experience the unique education provided by the School and life in the heartland of America. Six of the students are from China, and the others hail from Germany, the Philippines, India, Canada, California, Washington, and Texas. The new students join five continuing boarding students from China, Korea, Germany, Holland and New York City, making 17 boarding students altogether--a great start to the school’s new expanded boarding program.

You may have seen some of the Chinese students around town, learning about the Fairfield community at the Art Walk, Wal-Mart, the Co-Ed Theater, Hy-Vee or the bank. All of these places were on their agenda during their one-month orientation in August.

“Our new boarding students enrich the life of our school community in many ways,” said Dr. Richard Beall, Head of School. “They bring distinctive cultures to our already diverse student body. They provide a cross cultural experience for their host family. And they each bring talents and interests to contribute to our school.”

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fenton are hosting Wei Xi, upper school junior, from Beijing, China. “Wei Xi fit into our family right away,”  Trish Fenton said. “She’s teaching me to cook real Chinese food, and loves to play with our 7-year old daughter, Lily.”

Linda and Dennis Heaton are hosting Chenlong Ge, from Nantong, Zhejiang, China. “The first night Chenlong arrived he was playing games with us. It’s so much fun having him as part of our family,” said Linda.

Photo: Four of our Chinese students arrived in August for a one-month orientation

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