Memorial Gifts for Joseph M. Bedenbaugh

December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018: We were saddened to learn of the recent passing of Mr. Joseph M. Bedenbaugh on November 29, 2018. Mr. Bedenbaugh was a dedicated employee of Lexington County School District One for 36 years, faithfully serving as a teacher, elementary and high school principal, and assistant superintendent for personnel and federal programs. 

In 2005, due to his longstanding commitment to the district, and him being the last surviving member from the original Lexington One staff of 1952, the Lexington One Educational Foundation leadership established the Joseph M. Bedenbaugh Administrator of the Year Award. Annually, this award honors an administrator in the Lexington County School District One who exhibits outstanding leadership, a commitment to education, a dedication to our students, and so much more. 

In response to Mr. Bedenbaugh’s recent passing, a number of individuals asked if they couldmake a gift to the district in his memory, due to his faithful service to Lexington One students,teachers and schools. Please know that if you wish to make gifts to Lexington One in Mr.Bedenbaugh’s memory, you may send your gifts to the Lexington One Educational Foundation(P. O. Box 1869, Lexington, SC 29071-1869). As always, our Foundation staff will send a note tothe family notifying them of your memorial gift honoring Mr. Bedenbaugh. 

Thank you for keeping the entire Bedenbaugh family in your thoughts during this difficult time. Joe Bedenbaugh was a wonderful and caring person who continued to be involved and interested in helping Lexington County School District One. He will missed by many in our district and the Lexington community. 


invested in Lexington District One in fiscal year 2022-2023


All K-2 students benefited from the Counting Collections for Mathematics Grant


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