The children of Arnie Evitch are proud to announce the creation of the Arnold Evitch Memorial Scholarship Fund at Birchwood School in Birchwood, Wisconsin.
Arnie was a 1969 graduate of Birchwood Schools and an accomplished athlete. He was a lifelong entrepreneur and an avid outdoorsman with a real passion for the Wisconsin northwoods.
Here is a little background into the community of Birchwood and the school district-
“The state of Wisconsin identifies Birchwood as “property-rich/population-poor” citing the many charming homes on surrounding area lakes compared to a small community population. State aid, along with open enrollment and property taxes, comprises the primary funding for all school districts. Birchwood’s “property rich/population poor” label qualifies the district as a “zero-aided” district, despite serving the unique and ongoing needs of a community experiencing a 57% poverty rate. With little state aid, Birchwood relies on property taxes and open enrollments. Property taxes in the Birchwood School District are the 13th lowest in Wisconsin due to a low mill rate (6.35). Only a community-supported referendum can raise this rate. Regarding open enrollments, Birchwood School continues to attract out-of-district families seeking unique learning opportunities including an E1 and E2 Montessori, a project-based school, a virtual school, and an outdoor-enriched traditional school.”
This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing a career in Natural Resources or Conservation through a Trade School or University. This will be a one time award.
*Funds raised now will be added to whatever gifts we received at the Celebration of Life. Our hope is to raise enough for a $500 award.
Our family thanks you for your generosity.
Wendy, Pamela, and Daniel
- Julie Schutte
- ERIN LAVOIE
- Liza Hebert
- Antonio Martinez
- Briana D. Walters