MEDIA RELEASE - Evansville Day School Merit Scholarship

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15, 2018


Legence Bank and American Farm Mortgage & Financial Services Contact:

Tricia Johnson, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, 618-841-7868

Evansville Day School Contact:

Amanda Bultemeier, Director of Marketing, 812-476-3039 ext. 207

Legence Bank Awards First Merit Scholarship to Evansville Day School

Legence Bank is proud to partner with the Evansville Day School to invest in student success! They are awarding the first of three Merit Scholarships to a new student in grade 9 through 12 at Evansville Day School. This generous merit-based tuition assistance package helps with up to 90% of their tuition. The first Legence Bank Merit Scholarship will be awarded to Evansville resident, Adeleine Halsey at a presentation in the EDS Traylor Atrium at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2018.

“Legence Bank is very pleased to be involved with this Scholarship and appreciates the partnership with Evansville Day School in contributing towards the education of local students,” said Kevin Carrico, Community Bank President – Legence Bank. “Our team has made a long-term commitment to support, improve and foster a more significant focus on education in southern Illinois and southern Indiana, and this investment is an affirmation to that effort,” said Carrico. Helping to raise the college graduation rate is a small investment in our community’s economic success.”

Our team is proud of the close relationship we have with Evansville Day School and the students. It has been our privilege to watch each graduating class excel as they move through their high school years. Our mission of moving our communities forward and investing in the future starts with helping students further their education and bring their knowledge back into their hometowns. Living up to that mission is why we are awarding scholarships in each of the communities we serve.

When asked to describe how she demonstrates attributes of the Evansville Day School Portrait of a Graduate, Adeleine Halsey wowed our team! “Resilience, balance, global-mindedness, and entrepreneurial qualities are essential in producing well-rounded, sharp, open-minded young adults who are prepared to face any economic, social, or governmental issues that come their way. Setting goals and being a self-starter are traits I exemplify to accomplish my dreams,” said Adeleine Halsey, 2018-2019 Legence Bank Merit Scholarship Recipient at Evansville Day School.

EDS Head of School Kevin Kunst remarked, "We are grateful for our continued partnership with Legence Bank and humbled by their commitment to and support of our students; this scholarship is just one example. Adeleine is the perfect first recipient and ambassador for this program; she is intelligent, confident, and has already demonstrated a bold and independent spirit."

For more information on any of the above scholarship initiatives, please contact Tricia Johnson, VP for Marketing and Communications at (618)-841-7868 or visit the website at LegenceBank.com. You may also contact Amanda Bultemeier, Director of Marketing at (812) 476-3039 or visit EvansvilleDaySchool.org.