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BA’s Lewis awarded Horton Memorial Scholarship

Beaufort Academy rising senior, Alyssa Lewis was named the recipient of the 2019-2020 Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Memorial Scholarship.

The Thomas H. Horton, Jr. Scholarship is awarded annually in memory of Mr. Horton who was an English Literature teacher at BA for more than 23 years. Although Mr. Horton loved teaching; he felt there was so much more to be learned other than what could be taught out of a textbook or in a classroom.

Horton believed that a greater appreciation and understanding of art and literature needed to be experienced through travel and seeing the world. Grateful family members, students, colleagues and friends have come together to celebrate Horton’s contributions and to ensure that his legacy lives on. All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at BA were invited to apply and the winner is awarded up to a $4,000 stipend to participate in a summer study abroad program.

The current pandemic postponed Lewis’ trip this summer, but she plans to travel to Cambridge, England next summer to study literature in a program called Immerse Education. She will take classes, hear speakers, and visit Cambridge, London, and Oxford.

Lewis would like to use the knowledge and experience that she gains to bring more awareness to those around her through her writing, something she was already doing this past year at Beaufort Academy as the editor of the newly re-instated student newspaper.

Watch TCL’s graduation

The Technical College of the Lowcountry’s 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will at 6 p.m., Friday, June 12 and can be live-streamed.

Please join us to celebrate and honor the success of our 2020 graduates who stepped up and stepped beyond COVID-19 to make history of their own. In this time of social distancing, TCL looks forward to live-streaming the commencement ceremony to recognize the achievement of 345 students and to mark this significant milestone in their lives.

Plan to visit www.tcl.edu/grad for the link to the live Virtual Commencement site.

Clemson awards degrees for spring 2020

Clemson University awarded more than 4,007 degrees in May 2020, including 20 to Beaufort students:

Mary Margaret Bell Achurch of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Language and International Health.

Emma F. Aydlette of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management.

Caroline A. Blocker of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Keaton C. Butler of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Maya Christine Dixon of Beaufort (29906) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education.

Robert W. Fanning of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering.

Sarah C. Fanning of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

Michael A. Gulledge of Beaufort (29906) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Neelia Caterine Heath of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental and Natural Resources.

Ashlyn R. Houston of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.

John Mclean Joyce of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Akasha G. Nelson of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology.

Tyler T. Phan of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

Nyles J. Pinckney of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.

Taylor S. Rabon of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

Grace D. Rhodes of Beaufort (29907) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Sciences.

Logan A. Riley of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.

Andrew Graham Stoddard of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences.

Emily C. Waters of Ladys Island (29907) graduated with a Master of Education degree in Teaching and Learning.

Taylor W. Watts Jr., of Beaufort (29902) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Two from Beaufort on Dean’s List at Southern Wesleyan

Beaufort’s Mia Debardelaben (Criminal Justice) and Heily Hernandez (Media Communication) have been named to the Dean’s List at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, S.C.

The students earned a term GPA of 3.5 or higher on all work attempted (12 hours or more) during the spring 2020 semester, with no grade for any single course below a grade of B.