Batesville, IN— The Batesville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2020 recipients have been selected for a sponsorship program that assists Batesville High School students who want to study abroad during high school, according to BCEF executive director Anne Wilson. BHS students Zoe Peters and Kayla Stone were chosen to each receive $2500 toward program fees for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language. This program sends students to foreign countries for the summer to further their study of foreign language and to be immersed in another culture.
“Our selection committee chose these two students to support financially,” Wilson explained. “Both students will be living in Spain for six weeks—Peters in Ciudad Real and Stone in León. 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 dedication to foreign language and generosity to students. This sponsorship program, in its third year, is one of those initiatives, along with the multi-purpose Bulldog Center at BHS.