Scott Vensel, an eighth-grade language arts teacher at Dorseyville Middle School in the Fox Chapel Area School District, Scott Vensel, has been selected to attend the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous Summer Institute for the teachers.

The program is an intensive, high-level academic seminar in which participants examine the Holocaust from the precedents found in the history of anti-Semitism, to the rise of the Nazi Party, to the aftermath of the Holocaust. Participants participate in lectures and small group work, and also meet and hear from Holocaust survivors and renowned scholars.

Those selected are known as Alfred Lerner Fellows and must be nominated by one of the centers of JFR’s Centers of Excellence Program on the Holocaust.

Vensel was nominated by the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center.

The program will take place June 24-29 at Columbia University in New York.

Registration for the fall semester of Fox Chapel Area High School’s preschool program is open.

Classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. from September 6 to December 15.

The cost is $90 per semester. Parents/guardians who register for both semesters in advance will pay $175.

A comprehensive curriculum including language arts, math, science and art will be introduced to children through lessons and activities taught by high school students. Preschoolers will also have a snack, story circle, and big muscle activity each day along with other activities that will prepare them for kindergarten.

Each child will receive a souvenir book as the final high school student project.

Email [email protected] or call 412-967-2400, voicemail number 1883 for more information.

Michael DiVittorio is a staff writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, [email protected] or via Twitter .