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From Burdick to Boston: A new start at a new college

Staff writer

When Kate Basore of Burdick begins her post-secondary education this fall, she will be in the heart of Boston at newly organized Sattler College.

“I’m very scared,” she said. “It’s going to be a big change, but I’ve traveled a lot, so I think I can adjust easily.”

Sattler, a Christian-based college is situated in two floors of a business building. Dorms take up two floors of a nearby apartment building.

Faculty come from prestigious universities such as Harvard, Princeton, and Baylor.

“I had other options, like Emporia or KU, but this school offered the best academically,” Kate said.

She will pursue a pre-med degree in human biology. Lab classes will be at Harvard.

As one of three Centre seniors who graduated at the top of their class, Kate said she is ready to begin the next stage of her education.

One thing that will make the transition to big city life easier is that her sister, Ally, is attending college in a suburb of Boston. They anticipate spending time together.

Rick and Angela Basore are their parents.

“Rick and I are extraordinarily proud of Kate,” Angela said. “We like the direction she is headed.”

Kate has received several good scholarships, and Sattler will pay her first year of tuition.

“The most expensive part will be the cost of living in Boston,” she said.

The two girls can fly to Manhattan from O’Hara airport in Chicago for occasional visits home, and the family can connect on Facetime.

Kate hopes to be an anesthesiologist, something her mother said she has been set on from the time she was 13 and had a wisdom tooth removed. She was impressed with the anesthesiologist.

School starts Sept. 1.

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