Bald Cypress Builders Gift to Lexington One Educational Foundation Supports Building Construction Program and Students

May 19, 2022

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Julie Anderson Washburn, Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director
PH: 803.821.1008
Anna Reeside, Lexington Technology Center Marketing & Instructional Specialist
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Megan Moore, Lexington District One Chief Communications Director
PH: 803.821.1152

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May 19, 2022, LEXINGTON, S.C. — The leadership team at Bald Cypress Builders recently presented a generous gift of $1,000 to the Lexington One Educational Foundation. This kind corporate donation will provide support to the Lexington Technology Center’s Building Construction Program in Lexington County School District One.

Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn shared, “We truly appreciate generous corporate partners like Bald Cypress Builders for prioritizing our students through their gifts to the Educational Foundation. This donation is a wonderful investment in our LTC students who are enrolled in the Building Construction Program this year. Such kindness enables LTC to continue to offer these amazing, hands-on courses and experiences to our students.”

The Building Construction Program in Lexington District One currently provides real-world experiences for students through courses at the Lexington Technology Center (LTC), Gilbert High School and Pelion High School. It’s part of the district’s School of Engineering, Manufacturing & Industrial Technologies Architecture & Construction Cluster. Students are able to complete the Building Construction Career Technical Education Sequence by enrolling in Building Construction 1 & 2. In addition, LTC offers courses in Cabinetmaking, Construction Project Management, and Electricity 1 & 2.

Students may also compete in the state and national competitions each year with SkillsUSA, which is an organization that promotes leadership and partnership between students and industry. Each school program builds a house and the students are involved in every step of the home building process. This gives the enrolled students practical, real-world, hands-on experiences that industry partners value.

One of the Bald Cypress Builders owners, Amelia Pocta, shared, “We’ve seen how wonderful and fulfilling careers in the construction industry can be, especially for folks who put in valuable time and effort towards learning how to do things the right way early on.  We wanted to directly impact the Lexington community by contributing to some of the industry educators, and especially to the students those educators are molding into future construction rock stars!”

The Educational Foundation and Lexington Technology Center are very fortunate to have Bald Cypress Builders supporting skilled education in Lexington District One, as they are cultivating future industry leaders in the Lexington community.

Pictured: First Row: Bald Cypress Builders co-founder & owner Amelia Pocta; Lexington Technology Center Building Construction Teacher Clifton “Brad” Keisler; Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn; Bald Cypress Builders staff member Monica Rimes

Second Row: Bald Cypress Builders co-founder & owner Matt Pocta; Lexington Technology Center Director Bryce Myers; and Bald Cypress Builders staff member Conner Csech

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$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