TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Four Terre Haute North High Schools have the chance to travel the world for a low cost because of a new fund within the Vigo County Education Foundation. 

The Vigo County Education Foundation established a new fund to honor the life of former Terre Haute North High Foreign Language Teacher Martha Layton. 

Martha passed last year and spent her life with the intent to encourage students to travel the world. Friends and family worked alongside the Vigo Education Foundation with Martha’s legacy would live on.

“For Martha the opportunity to experience life through a different lens was invaluable,” said Husband Donald Layton.

April 7th the Vigo County Education Foundation hosted a recognition breakfast at Terre Haute North High Schools for the first recipients of the fund.

Executive Director Vigo County Education Foundation Jane Nichols said it was honor to work with the Layton family and give students the opportunity to travel.

“I am proud to have known Martha Layton, my children had her as a teacher and she was beloved,” Nichols said. “It’s a joy to bring these extra programs to Vigo county students.”

The grant will provide up to $2,000 for Terre Haute North students to travel abroad on an organized trip.