The past and present merged together at the monthly Lexington County School District Three Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, January 14th as former and current Board members were recognized by administrators as part of the district’s ongoing Centennial Celebrations and in honor of School Board Recognition Month, which is held annually in January.
District officials honored all of the Board of Trustees members who were in attendance by presenting them with a certificate of appreciation for their service, along with a brick from the old Batesburg-Leesville High School that used to sit on West Columbia Avenue. The special, one-of-a-kind bricks were inlaid with a commemorative sketch of the old high school that was drawn by Amber Bouknight, the current art teacher at B-L Middle School, in tribute of the centennial celebration. A special thanks to the former Board of Trustees members who attended the January 14th meeting: Al Asbill, Tracy Childers, Tim Covington, Charles Davenport, Robert Epting, Randy Fox, Donald Goff, Barbara Goins, Rick McDaniel, Ernestine Sharpe, Otho Shealy, and Linda Crout Wingard.
The district’s birthday festivities kicked off in August with the start of the school year and will culminate in May when students from the class of 2020 walk across the field of Panther Stadium to receive their high school diplomas, making history as the district’s 100th graduating class.