Recipients of this years’ Foundation for Public Schools in Edgefield County (FPSEC) Vision Grants and the Foundations’ donors and board members celebrated before the October 9, 2018 school board meeting. “The work the foundation supports is significant. The teachers are provided the resources needed to engage their students in some special ways,” stated Dr. Robert Maddox superintendent, Edgefield County Schools.

The School Board’s first item of business recognized Lori Robinson, the Foundation’s Co-chairperson. “The Foundation greatly appreciates our community’s financial support of the great work these teachers are doing. These teachers are committed to providing their students a unique learning experience,” explained Robinson.

Jackie Kennion, Cosmetology teacher at Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center shared with the School Board details of her grant. “The resources the Vision grant provided ensured my students look professional when they visit the local nursing homes to deliver free hair and nail services for the residents,” explained Kennion. “My students are excited as I am about the grant. The extra resources impact their learning,” remarked Jenny Yonce, W. E. Parker Resource teacher.

The foundation receives its funding through donations from local businesses and individuals. “We are so thankful that our county supports our teachers and we are honored to be a part of the process,” said Wendi Byrd, FPSEC Co-chairman.

The Foundation’s support of the teachers’ grants ensures the Edgefield County School District is actively pursuing its purpose of engaging, empowering, and enriching all Edgefield County graduates.

Left to Right: Cynthia Gross, Diane Knight, Jennifer Bussey, Jackie Kennion, Hannah Grace McIver, Jennifer Brucker, Patricia Mosely, Jessica Byers, Jenny Yonce, Ginger Wates, Janet Reames, Angela Fallaw, Kim Gilly, Jennifer Rice

Not pictured: Ronda Cato, Tyra Miller, Laura Herring. Laurie Prince, Allie Shealy, Brooke Rucker-Naidu, Rachel Epting