Sandra Trotter, a senior elementary education major from Troy, is the first recipient of the Marion Horne Beasley Scholarship at Troy University.
The scholarship was endowed last year by Barbour County native Jane Beasley in honor of her mother, Marion Horne Beasley, who taught in Barbour County from 1936-1981. Scholarships provided by the fund reward mature women who pursue teaching degrees or certifications. Preference is given to rural educators and residents of Barbour County.
Trotter said she has been inspired by learning about her scholarship’s namesake.
“The more I have learned about Marion Beasley, the more I am amazed at what she was able to accomplish and how she inspired people,” Trotter said. “I hope I can accomplish half as much as a teacher.”
During her career, Marion Horne Beasley served primarily as an elementary school teacher, but, on occasion, was drafted to teach high school classes ranging from English to biology.