Beaufort Academy presents 10th annual Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

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Beaufort Academy and the Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship committee announced the 10th annual scholarship recipient, junior Tucker Langehans.

From left: Tom Horton’s sister, Sallie Sheppard; Scholarship recipient Tucker Langehans; her dad Dr. Michael Langehans; her mom, Mrs. Beth Langehans; and sister, Briley Langehans.
From left: Tom Horton’s sister, Sallie Sheppard; Scholarship recipient Tucker Langehans; her dad Dr. Michael Langehans; her mom, Mrs. Beth Langehans; and sister, Briley Langehans.

Tom Horton was a beloved teacher and coach at Beaufort Academy for 23 years.  In 2003, Mr. Horton passed away, leaving a legacy behind at the school.

He was also a son, a brother, and an uncle. His family established the Thomas H. Horton Jr. Memorial Scholarship in 2004 to memorialize his life, and commemorate his contributions to the development of the minds and characters of students.

Due to Mr. Horton’s love of travel, the scholarship is designated to give Beaufort Academy students a chance to participate in a summer study abroad program. Tucker, the 2014 recipient, will be traveling to England as a student at The Oxford Prep Experience.

During the last nine years, the scholarship has allowed recipients the chance to study abroad in a variety of locations including England, Italy, Scotland, Switzerland, Spain, France, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.

With a creative spirit, a giant heart, and the sense of humor required for a life devoted to teenagers, Tom dedicated his time and his talents to the students, parents, and teachers of Beaufort Academy. He taught his students much more than can be gleaned from books and assignments; he helped them to a greater  appreciation and understanding of art and literature, an honest concern for and sensitivity to others, a willingness to work as a team member, and an awareness of the world beyond the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Understanding that travel is itself a great teacher, Tom spent many summers trekking through Italy, France, Germany, and England, sharing his passion and knowledge with B.A. students.