LEXINGTON ONE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS SPRING 2022 MICHELIN GOLDEN APPLE TEACHER GRANTS

March 21, 2022

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Julie Anderson Washburn, Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director
PH: 803.821.1008
Megan Moore, Lexington District One Communications Director
PH: 803.821.1155

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 21, 2022, LEXINGTON, S.C. — The Lexington District One Educational Foundation recently awarded 10 Michelin Golden Apple Teacher Grants to deserving recipients in Lexington County School District One. Spring Grant awards totaled $2,289.19 and will positively impact 307 students in five schools in the district.

Congratulations to all of the Educational Foundation’s fall Michelin Golden Apple Grant award winners:

  • Centerville Elementary – Angie Flitter
  • Lake Murray Elementary – Molly Culbreth, Christy Peters, Ashley Yelman
  • Lexington Technology Center – Daniel Cummins
  • Oak Grove Elementary – Diane Brazell
  • Pleasant Hill Elementary – Renae Aman, Kathryn Blackmon, Meagan Cutler, Erica Sweatman

Many thanks to Michelin North America’s Lexington, SC leadership for continuing to make these grants possible. The Lexington One Educational Foundation offers this grant opportunity to teachers in Lexington District One twice a year. Teachers can apply for up to $250 in grant funds to provide unique educational experiences for their students. The grants allow for more creative learning opportunities that are not typically supported by the school supply budget.

Some of the spring projects chosen included purchasing sets of BOB Books to increase reading strategies among low readers across elementary grades; purchasing supplies to create magnet mazes, replicate a “Point of Sale” machine, create hands-on science kits and simple motors using electricity and magnetism; and purchasing library books in Spanish to support independent reading goals for the district’s rapidly growing ESOL population.

Congratulations to each of these teachers for their accomplishment in earning a Michelin Golden Apple Teacher Grant! We deeply appreciate Michelin’s continued generosity and commitment to Lexington School District One teachers and students through the company’s long-standing partnership with the Lexington One Educational Foundation!

About Lexington County School District One Educational Foundation 

Established in 1994 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Lexington One Educational Foundation is a source of growth and support for Lexington County School District One. Our mission is to support the district’s educational programs and enrich the quality of life in our community by raising and managing funds.  Annually, the Foundation works to build partnerships with individuals and corporations in order to benefit our students, teachers, and schools. We plant seeds in our district that bloom into amazing educational opportunities for our students! To learn more about our mission and how to give, visit: www.lexington1.net/educationalfoundation.

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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