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Anna Batts Wins 2012 “MC Spirit!” Scholarship

Anna Batts Wins 2012 “MC Spirit!” Scholarship

The Wilson Daily Times (Wilson, NC)

Anna Batts, a Hunt High School senior, was awarded the third annual MC
Spirit Scholarship for $1,000. When the Mary Claire Satterly Foundation
was created in 2008 after Satterly’s death from leukemia at age 27, its
first goal was to establish the Mary Claire Satterly Pediatric Playroom in
the new UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill. Since
then the Foundation has created and sustained an art therapy program for
the patients as well as making it possible to launch some wonderful new
support programs for siblings and families of cancer patients at the
clinic. The Foundation has also awarded a research grant to a young
scientist who is working on a cure for AML leukemia. Another initial goal
was to establish the MC Spirit Scholarship in recognition of Satterly’s
accomplishments in journalism and advertising, her love for the arts, her
zest for life and her concern for others.

Anna will be studying gerontology at Barton College this fall as well as
art. She plans to pursue a degree in occupational therapy in graduate
school. In her senior project at Hunt, she used art therapy with special
needs children. In her application, Anna stated that she “wants to live a
life full of art and service to others.” “Anna was truly a perfect fit for
the MC Spirit Scholarship,” said Mary Claire’s mother, Joan Satterly. Anna
is the daughter of Reggie and Lisa Batts of Wilson.