2017: In Memory of Tucker A. Francis
Tucker, Tabor Academy ’16, was an excellent leader and student. If Tucker wasn’t on Tabor Academy’s turf fields as a captain of the varsity lacrosse team, he was spending time building and flying drones, playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, or cooking fabulous meals aboard the SSV Tabor Boy. He lived for the ocean. After sailing around the world with his family in the sixth grade he developed into a excellent sailor, wakeboarder, kite-boarder, diver, and swimmer. While excited for his future at UC Santa Clara and wherever else his travels would bring him, Tucker never forgot to be grateful for what he already had; caring friends, incredible experiences, and an outstandingly kind and loving family. Tucker lost his life in an unfortunate snorkeling accident in the Virgin Islands. While it saddens us that he is gone, we know that he was having the time of his life doing what he loved.