Lexington One Educational Foundation Receives Walmart Gift To Support LTC VEX Robotics Team

May 5, 2022

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Julie Anderson Washburn, Lexington One Educational Foundation Executive Director
PH: 803.821.1008
                                             Megan Moore, Lexington District One Chief Communications Director
PH: 803.821.1152

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 5, 2022, LEXINGTON, S.C. — The Walmart Foundation has generously provided a $2,000 grant to the Lexington One Educational Foundation to support the Lexington Technology Center’s VEX Robotics Team in Lexington School District One. This kind donation will provide financial assistance for the team as they travel to Dallas, Texas, to compete in the VEX Robotics Team World Championship 2022. 

Lexington Technology Center (LTC) Teachers Melissa Boehler and Daniel Cummins lead the LTC VEX Robotics Team as coaches. They both expressed sincere appreciation for the generous donation from Walmart and the Walmart Foundation. They shared that the support from Lexington District One, LTC, the Educational Foundation, Michelin, and other kind corporate supporters make these amazing experiences possible for the participating students.

Over the last four years the Educational Foundation has significantly supported robotics and, in particular, VEX Robotics teams at our middle & high schools, as these involvements teach students STEM skills via competition. In the VEX Robotics competitions the students build a robot from scratch using coding, engineering, design, computational, teamwork and many other skills to master the assigned task for the competitions.

Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn shared, “Such investments from philanthropic partners like the Walmart Foundation give our Lexington District One students exceptional experiences like the ones they will have in Dallas at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship. We are also very thankful for the endorsements of our local Walmart store managers, who recognize the valuable skills that the competition gives to our students on the team.”

Lexington District One students are very fortunate to have the support of Walmart and the Walmart Foundation as they prepare to participate in the VEX Robotics Team World Championship Competition.

Pictured:  Lexington Technology Center VEX Robotics Team students; LTC STEM/Computer Science Instructor & VEX Robotics Coach Melissa E. Boehler; LTC Computer Programming Instructor & VEX Robotics Coach Daniel Cummins; Lexington Technology Center Director Bryce Myers; and Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Anderson Washburn

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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