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Long-time BHS German teacher and Batesville native Andy Koors not only made an impact on his students during his years of teaching, he ensured that legacy would live on when he arranged for a substantial bequest to be made to BCEF upon his death. While his unexpected passing in 2017 was difficult for the entire BCSC community, it enabled the foundation to establish a program in his honor.
In 2018, BCEF instituted a new program which partially funds the program fees of up to two BHS students who are chosen by Indiana University to participate in their honors program in foreign language, which takes them abroad during the summer to immerse themselves in another culture.
Congratulations to our 2020 winners, Zoe Peters and Kayla Stone, who will hopefully be studying abroad in 2021 if the program resumes.
In addition to the study abroad program, BCEF has also donated $25,000 to the Batesville Community School Corporation from Andy’s bequest to transform the old BHS wrestling room into a multi-purpose Bulldog Center — a place where Bulldogs young and old can meet and network, just like BHS alumnus Andy would have wanted it.
A memorial to Andy and other donors is located inside the Bulldog Center.
Would you like to donate in Andy’s memory? Please use this online donation portal: