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MCPS Success Story: Trent Fenwick, class of 2013


After MCPS …

Trent attended Murray State University where he earned a BSW in Social Work.  Because he had accumulated 40 hours of college credit through AP and dual-credit classes while at MCHS, Trent had the flexibility in his college schedule to study abroad during his second semester in college.  He spent January to June of that first year in South Africa, even though he had never been west of Missouri.

“[Studying abroad] is an experience where you go and grow,” Fenwick said. “It made me think of myself as a Global citizen.”  



Trent recently accepted a position as Program Coordinator of Orientation at the University of Louisville where he works with students who are transitioning to UofL from high school or community college. Trent also worked at Murray St. with student orientation.

“Time management skills are what makes people successful in college,” Fenwick said. He credits some of his rigorous high school courses with teaching him to prioritize his responsibilities. “I really learned how to get started on that real-life schedule [in high school]. It was a realistic view of what life was going to be like.”


Memories from MCPS …

Trent notes the sense of “community” he felt while a student in MCPS: “What I really liked is that there was more of a personal relationship -- teachers were really concerned with you.”  

“I feel like I was stressed out in high school, but there were teachers that were willing to tell me that I’ve got this,” Fenwick said “They set a tone of support.”

In addition to his Advanced Placement and dual-credit coursework during high school, he also noted that being a part of the high school marching band both helped him learn how to juggle multiple responsibilities as well as provide another social outlet.

“Band definitely played into the social aspect of high school -- just being able to meet people and make new friends.”


Trent Fenwick


Do you know someone who would be perfect to highlight in a future MCPS Success Story?  E-mail ideas to jason.simpson@marion.kyschools.us

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