15th Class of Educational Foundation Ambassadors

September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019: The Lexington One Educational Foundation welcomed its 15th Class of Ambassadors at a program held at Beechwood Middle School on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Julie Anderson Washburn, foundation executive director, said, “We were so appreciative to have Beechwood Middle as our host school as we welcomed our newest class of Foundation Ambassadors at this fall program! All who attended really enjoyed touring this beautiful new addition to Lexington District One! Our Ambassadors include business and community leaders in Lexington who will share with others all of the outstanding educational initiatives that the Lexington One Educational Foundation is supporting in our school district.” 

New Lexington One Educational Foundation Ambassadors are: 

  • Mr. Talbert Black, Jr. – Crane Merchandising Systems 
  • Dr. Ebony Bowers – Dr. Ebony’s NOP & Grant Solutions 
  • Mrs. Jennifer Burkholder – JTB Entertainment 
  • Captain Jenn Burns, Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Department 
  • Ms. Lisa Catalanotto – SC Commission on Prosecution Coordination 
  • Mr. Vaughan R. Dozier, Jr. – First Community Bank 
  • Mr. Chris Harmon – Lexington Co. Auditor 
  • Mr. Darrell Hudson – Lexington Co. Councilman & Hudson Brothers Automotive 
  • Mrs. Erica Lancaster – Beechwood Middle School PTO officer 
  • Chief Deputy Gregg Shockley – Lexington Co. Sheriff’s Department 
  • Ms. Alana Stroker – Colonial Life/ Unum 
  • Sergeant First Class Ryan West – US Army (SC National Guard) 

The morning’s program included Superintendent Dr. Greg Little who gave an overview of the progress with building plans in the district’s bond referendum. He emphasized that BMS is a prototype for other middle schools that are being built in the district, incorporates the latest security features, and accommodates future growth. Foundation Board Chair Rosemary Wilson gave a quick overview of the Educational Foundation, including highlights of events and grant projects funded the previous year. While Beechwood Middle School Principal Gloria Jenkinson gave a highlight of some of the wonderful things happening at the school, including the International Baccalaurate Middle Years and the fact that BMS is a Code to the Future school. Our many thanks to the BMS leadership and the students who toured our Ambassadors around the school! 

If you or someone you know may be interested in becoming a Foundation Ambassador to the Lexington One Educational Foundation, please contact Julie Anderson Washburn, foundation executive director, at 803-821-1008 or jwashburn@lexington1.net. 

$285,402

invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2021-2022

22,000+

Total number of students impacted by Bucks for Books Grants that support literacy

100%

of our 30 schools in Lexington District One received foundation support in 2021-22