Batesville, In. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the first recipients in a new foundation sponsorship program which assists Batesville High School students who want to study abroad during high school have been selected, announced BCEF executive director Anne Wilson. Camille Farwick and Katherine Poltrack were chosen to each receive $2500 toward their program fees for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language. The IU program sends qualified high school students abroad for the summer to further their study of foreign language and to be immersed in another culture.
“From among the five BHS students who qualified through IU and applied for our new sponsorship program, our selection committee chose these two students to support financially,” Wilson explained. “Farwick will be studying German in Graz, Austria, while Poltrack will be in Chile to hone her Spanish skills in Viña Del Mar. This sponsorship from 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 the former BHS German teacher who passed away unexpectedly in February 2017. The BCEF board of directors manages this fund to promote initiatives that it believes reflect the values displayed by Koors during his life, such as his generosity to students. This new sponsorship program is one of those initiatives.