Once Again Phoenix Union Had Full-time Chinese High School Seniors Attending Schools in the Academic and Cultural Exchange Program

Posted by Community Relations on 5/11/2016

For the second year in a row, Phoenix Union had full-time Chinese High School seniors attending schools in the Academic and Cultural Exchange Program. This year, 18 students began classes from Lanzhou (Lan-Jo), two from Beijing and one from Shanghai. One had to go back home to attend to family matters, but 17 students will not only graduate from Phoenix Union High Schools, but they will go on to U.S. universities-- schools such as Michigan State, Purdue, Baylor, Penn State, Wisconsin, Cornell and ASU.   These students have been offered over $550-thousand dollars in scholarships. 

The students, who pay tuition fees, attended six different high schools-six at Metro Tech, five at Cesar Chavez, three at Central one each at Betty Fairfax, North and Trevor Browne.   They lived with host families, many of whom are Phoenix Union employees.