BCEF is pleased to announce that the first recipients in a new foundation program to assist BHS students who want to study abroad during high school have been chosen.
Camille Farwick and Katherine Poltrack were chosen to each receive $2500 toward their program fees for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language. This program sends qualified high school students abroad for the summer to further their study of foreign language and to be immersed in another culture.
Camille will be studying German in Graz, Austria and Katherine will be off to Chile, to hone her Spanish skills in Viña Del Mar. This financial sponsorship by BCEF pays for more than one-half of their program fees.
The Andy Koors Legacy Fund was created by the Batesville Community Education Foundation after the nonprofit received the proceeds of a life insurance policy held by Herr Andy Koors, former BHS German teacher, who passed away unexpectedly in February 2017. The board of directors manages this fund to promote initiatives that it feels reflect Andy’s values. This new sponsorship program is one of those initiatives.
Katherine Poltrack Camille Farwick