BCEF announces Andy Koors legacy fund and Bruns certification program

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — Two new programs to supplement student learning at the Batesville Community School Corporation will be implemented by the Batesville Community Education Foundation during the 2017-18 school year.“BCEF’s mission is to provide additional funding for innovative learning opportunities at the Batesville Community Schools,” Anne Wilson, director of the Batesville Community Education Foundation said. “These two new programs are definitely beyond what you’d find offered at most other schools, and we’re thrilled to be able to provide these financial resources for our students.”The Andy Koors Legacy Fund has been established using a donation arranged by former Batesville High School German teacher Andrew “Andy” Koors. Also, through money from the estate of Viola M. Bruns, a select number of students who are enrolled in advanced technical programs through the high school will have their associated certification costs covered through scholarships.Andy Koors was the Batesville High School German teacher for 33 years. After his passing, the foundation was informed that he had arranged for the proceeds from one of his life insurance policies to be donated to the foundation in the case of his death. His family had also asked for individual donations in his memory to be donated to the education foundation.“Those of us associated with BCEF were humbled to find out that not only had his family chosen our organization to receive donations but that Andy had named BCEF as the beneficiary of one of his life insurance policies,” Wilson said. “Andy had a long history of supporting education and helping students ­— whether it was spending extra time working with them on their German skills or taking money out of his own pocket to help finance students’ study abroad foreign language programs when their own funds fell short. He truly was a generous soul. Our task now is to utilize that money in ways that reflect his commitment to our mission. One way to do that, the BCEF board has decided, is to establish an Andy Koors Legacy Fund with some of the money. That money will be used in a way yet to be determined, but it will most certainly focus on his love of foreign language and how he would have wanted us to help students. We hope to announce the details in the fall.”Money provided from the estate of Viola M. Bruns will be used for scholarships for high school students who are working to receive certification in technical programs that can benefit them after graduation.last_img read more

Bulldogs Middle School State Cross Country Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys finished 5th at the State meet on Saturday. Ean Loichinger won the boys race, followed by Benjamin Moster, 14th, Will Nuhring, 40th, Vonley Hund, 82nd, Lyle Oesterling, 86th, Aiden Geers, 111th, and Daren Smith, 184th.The Batesville Middle School girls finished 1st at the State meet on Saturday. Lily Pinckley finished 10th overall, followed by Emma Weiler, 14th, Ava Hanson, 44th, Sophie Myers, 45th, Sarah Ripperger, 53rd, Jade Day, 87th, Katie Olsen, 89th, Maria Lopez, 106th, Madelyn Pohlman, 154th, and Megan Allgeier, 197th.Ean Loichinger finished the season as an undefeated state champion!!!The boys finished the season at 76-5!!!The girls finished the season undefeated at 81-0!!!last_img

Syracuse looks to build off recent scoring success against Drexel

first_img Published on September 15, 2015 at 9:50 pm Contact Michael: mdburk01@syr.edu After Maya Pitts scored in the 53rd minute Sunday to break a scoreless tie with Colgate, Syracuse goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan raised her right arm. She put up one finger and then pumped her fist as she walked toward her own goal, all while smiling and watching her teammates celebrate on the other end of the field.Before that goal, Syracuse (3-4-1) had played seven consecutive halves of soccer and four overtime periods without scoring. In total this season, the Orange has been shut out in five of eight games, struggling to provide Brosnan with support despite consistently generating scoring chances. SU finally finished two of those chances against Colgate and will look to build off that as it nears Atlantic Coast Conference play.After Syracuse played Cornell to a 0-0 tie Sept. 11, SU head coach Phil Wheddon gathered his team at midfield of SU Soccer Stadium and spoke with them for several minutes. The conversation he had with his players was similar to the ones he had with them after each of its shutout losses.“We’re trying hard to build the team’s confidence,” Wheddon said after the Cornell game. “But it’s difficult when you get repetitive actions. I think that’s the definition of insanity, isn’t it? Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.”But when Syracuse took the field for warm-ups Sunday, Wheddon could tell that something was different.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The finishing was fantastic and it translated (to the game), so I’m happy for the players,” he said.It was, at the least, a temporary fix for a problem that has plagued Syracuse throughout the season. Not including its 6-0 win against Massachusetts on Aug. 21, the Orange has averaged 0.57 goals per game despite averaging 14 shots per game in that same span.The latter statistic is an improvement over last season, when SU averaged just over 10 shots per game, and that’s something that has given the team hope.“Even though it’s been very frustrating that we couldn’t finish (opportunities), at least we knew we were creating them,” Brosnan said after the Colgate game. “So it was literally just that one final piece that we had to get together.”Brosnan has seen two shutouts in regulation not result in victories. She’s also third in the ACC with 29 saves, and Wheddon called her the team’s best player after the Cornell game.But Wheddon also said that, in some games, Brosnan hasn’t been “troubled” by opposing attacks. He said that ACC teams will take advantage of more scoring opportunities, which will place more onus on Syracuse’s own attack to score goals.Syracuse’s final tune-up before ACC play comes Thursday night against Drexel. After that, the Orange will hit the road to face Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia Tech — three of the conference’s top four teams in goals scored this season.If SU wants to contend with that group, it’ll need to continue its form from Sunday.“We’ve controlled games. We’ve had opportunities,” midfielder Jackie Firenze after the Cornell game. “We just haven’t put them away … We need to put the ball in the back of the net.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Liberia to arrive less than 24 hours before Afcon tie

first_imgLiberia appear to have resolved their travel issues ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations match with Nigeria on Saturday, but will only arrive in Calabar on Friday evening.There had been fears earlier that the match may have to be delayed as the flight carrying the Liberian delegation was refused permission to land in Nigeria.Liberia’s squad were due to arrive in Nigeria on Thursday but their aircraft remained stranded in Ghana, where they have been based.A spokesman for the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Henry Flomo, said: “We hope to leave our base at 1530 GMT to join up with the technical delegation, who are flying in from Monrovia.“We will then travel together on a charter flight to Calabar.“We expect to arrive in Calabar very late tonight and hope to have a chance to train on the pitch very early tomorrow morning.” This is hardly ideal preparation for Liberia, with the tie level at 2-2.Flomo’s comments will only further cloud this confusing tale after the president of the LFA, Musa Bility, told the BBC on Thursday: “Unfortunately, as of four o’clock, the aircraft still had not received landing confirmation from the Nigeria airport authority.“We do not know why there has been a delay. Our aircraft people said they could not fly after four o’clock because the airport at Calabar closes early.”Had the flight been granted clearance on Thursday, it is unlikely that the Liberia delegation would have arrived together, as Nigeria were expecting. The squad has been based in Ghana, whilst the technical delegation remained back in Monrovia.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), through their head of international competition, Bola Oyeyode, issued the following statement at lunch-time on Friday: “As of Friday morning, the NFF was still expecting the 125-member Liberian delegation, as against information from the Liberia Football Association that the team would land in Calabar by 7.30pm on Thursday.“We’re still expecting them to advise us on their new arrival time. They got in touch with us on Thursday night to say that they had a problem with the aircraft they wanted to charter and that they would find their way into Nigeria on Friday.“We are still expecting them for the game on Saturday.”last_img read more