~Anthony J. D'Angelo
The community of Fenn is extraordinary. Since coming to Fenn in fourth grade, I was immediately struck by how quickly I was cared for and thought of as one of Fenn's own instead of just another number like at many other places. Within a few months of being a student at Fenn, people began learning my name and saying hi to me whenever I walked by. Although this may seem like a very minute gesture of kindness, it really made me feel welcome at Fenn, and I almost instantaneously felt like I had attended Fenn for years.
Despite feeling welcomed into Fenn right away, it wasn't until entering the Upper School that I really began to recognize how special the community at Fenn was. Being much older than the Lower Schooler's and realizing that I was once their size and maturity level made me appreciate how much I had grown in five years in many different aspects and it also made me appreciate the people who got me to that point. It was then that I began to realize how special Fenn was and that having a caring and supportive community is unique and vitally important.
For me, I will be forever grateful for Fenn's community and I will strive to remain part of it.