Congratulations to the Spring 2019 Walter P. Rawl & Sons School Garden Mini-Grant Award Winners!
January 15, 2019: Every Fall and Spring, the Lexington One Educational Foundation is fortunate to have Walter P. Rawl & Sons offer school garden grants to our Lexington One schools. These grants range from $250 to sustain a current school garden and up to $500 to build a new school garden. The purpose of the School Garden Mini-Grants is to provide Lexington School District One’s s chools an opportunity to enhance students’ knowledge of diet and nutrition by providing financial assistance toward a school garden or other live plant project.
We extend congratulations to the following schools a nd project leaders that were chosen as the Spring 2019 Grant recipients:
- Alternative Educational Services – Barbara Johnson
- Carolina Springs Middle – Anna Faust
- Forts Pond Elementary – Helen Siceloff
- Meadow Glen Elementary – Jeanne McKinney & Casey Davis
- New Providence Elementary – Erica Schumpert
- Pelion Middle – Christopher Johnson
- Saxe Gotha Elementary – Leigh Toste
The winners w ere recognized at the January 15, 2019, Board of Trustees meeting for this honor along with their school principals. Susan Clifton, Vice President for Finance and Accounting with W.P. Rawl & Sons, was not able to attend, so the Educational Foundation’s executive director, Julie Anderson Washburn, presented the awards o n behalf of WP Rawl & Sons.
Mrs. Washburn stated during the presentation, “We are extremely grateful to WP Rawl & Sons and the family leaders for their continued support of Lexington One students and schools through these wonderful school garden grants! Projects funded this spring will teach students how to grow kale, broccoli, collard greens, herbs, and flowering plants and build a mini-greenhouse in one school. These hands-on learning opportunities will positively impact 1,314 Lexington One students this spring thanks to WP Rawl & Sons!”