Berryville, VA, The Clarke County Education Foundation (CCEF) is proud to announce a new purpose restricted scholarship: The Baiba Schletty Social Studies Scholarship.
Baiba Schletty was born in 1944 in Riga Latvia. World War II was still raging when she moved with her family to Germany and eventually in 1950 they emigrated to the U.S. She graduated from Unity High School in Milltown, WI. and went on to obtain her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. She then proceeded to obtain a Master’s degree in History from St Thomas University in St Paul, MN.
Baiba was a much loved teacher and worked in several school districts in Minnesota prior to moving to Winchester some 25 years ago. She was a longtime social studies teacher at Clarke County High School who was instrumental in developing the school’s IB History curriculum. Over the years she was an inspiration to her many colleagues and students. This scholarship was started by friends of Baiba to honor her memory.
The Baiba Schletty Social Studies Scholarship will be awarded to at least one senior who has excelled in social studies at Clarke County High School. Students who apply must have taken a social studies class during each year of high school, including both years of IB History and demonstrate academic excellence across the board, but especially in their social studies classes. Applicants will also write a brief original essay of approximately 250 words explaining their perspective on why the study of history remains important today.
For more information regarding The Baiba Schletty Social Studies Scholarship, to donate to this fund or information regarding the CCEF, please contact Beth Williams, Clarke County Education Foundation Executive Director, at 540-955-6103 or firstname.lastname@example.org or donate online by visiting: https://ccefinc.org/donate/