Thursday, May 9, 2013
A statewide firefighting competition was held at Lexington Technology Center Tuesday.
Students from five schools across the state demonstrated their firefighting skills in a competition Thursday at the Lexington Technology Center. The students, who are all in firefighting programs at their schools, had to pull dummies out of smoke-filled buildings, carry and raise ladders, tie and hoist equiment and roll and load fire hoses. Students from Dorchester County Career and Technology Center, Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center, Westwood High, Lexington Technology Center and the Pickens County Career and Technology Center participated. The winning team was from Anderson Districts I & II Career and Technology Center. The trophy? An actual fire hydrant donated by the Town of Lexington.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The school board approved the hire of a new director for the 2013-2014 school year.
W. Bryan Hearn will serve as the director at Lexington Technology Center for the 2013-2014 school year. The Lexington One School Board approved Hearn's hire during a meeting Tuesday. Hearn will replace current director Kenneth W. Lake, who announced in December his plans to retire. Lake's retirement is effective June 30. Hearn has 14 years of educational experience and currently serves as assistant principal of Wando High School in the Charleston County School District. He began his career in 1999 as a mathematics teacher at Oakbrook Middle School in Dorchester School District Two. He transferred to Summerville High School in 2003, where he served as ninth-grade academy team captain. Hearn joined Wando High in 2004 as assistant …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Several students won awards for the at the Health Occupations Students of America State Leadership Conference.
Members of the Health Occupations Students of America chapter at the Lexington Technology Center competed at the State Leadership Conference held by the South Carolina HOSA chapter. Lexington Technology Center students who won first place include: Cassiel Branning, medical terminology; Dacus Fenchel, physical therapy; Kristin Miller, veterinary science; and Jordan Taylor, sports medicine. The students who placed second include: the creative problem solving team of Bindi Chauhan, Andrew Griffin and Katie Jumper; Ashley Hall, nursing assisting; and Jill Mooney, pathophysiology. The following students placed in the top six of their competitions: the career health display team of Haley Darnell and Monika Perry; the health education team of …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Lexington County Sheriff's Department and two Lexington One schools are collecting new shoes for Samaritan's Feet.
Lexington High School and the Lexington Technology Center are partnering with Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies and others to collect new pairs of athletic shoes in youth and teen sizes. All shoes received will go to Samaritan’s Feet, a nonprofit organization that provides shoes to children worldwide who are in need of assistance. Citizens can donate new pairs of athletic shoes at the following sheriff’s department and Lexington One facilities through March 24: Code Enforcement Officer Ty Haigler is coordinating the participation of the sheriff’s department in the shoe drive for Samaritan’s Feet. Citizens who have questions concerning the shoe drive for Samaritan’s Feet can contact Haigler on his cell phone at 803-223-1776.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Five schools and one district department were recognized for their support of LEAP, a program that assists district employees and families in need and supports educational programs.
Five Lexington One schools and one district department received awards from te Lexington One Educational Foundatin in recognition of their support of LEAP, a program that benefits district employees and families in need and educational initiatives, and is funded soley by donations from Lexington One employees. Gilbert Primary, Midway Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, Carolina Springs Middle, the Lexington Technology Center and the Lexington One Building Maintenance and Facilities department all received awards. The foundation gives the awards based on the percentage of increased dollar amount donated over the previous year. The three elementary schools, the middle school, the high school and the district department with the highest …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
After 31 years working at Lexington One's Technology Center, Ken Lake is retiring in June.
Ken Lake, director at the Lexington Technology Center, plans to retire at the end of June, Lexington County School District One announced Tuesday. “Ken Lake has been a devoted and passionate leader of Lexington Technology Center," Superintendent Karen Woodward said. "He has developed innovative, forward-thinking educational opportunities that are recognized throughout our state and nation. He is not only committed to his students and staff but also committed to the idea of comprehensive career education opportunities.” Lake has 42 years of experience as an educator with 31 of those years spent at Lexington Technology Center. He began his career in 1970 by teaching industrial arts and prevocational education to 9th through 12th-grade …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The Christmas plants are on sale at the Lexington Technology Center and Pelion High School.
If you're decking the halls for the Christmas holiday, you can pick up a few poinsettias at the greenhouses at Pelion High School or the Lexington Technology Center. Students at the Lexington Technology Center and in the Pelion High School Future Farmers of America grew the poinsettias. At the technology center, the plants are on sale for $8 unwrapped and $10 wrapped. The Lexington Technology Center is located at 2421 Augusta Highway in Lexington. Pelion High School is located at 600 Lydia Drive in Pelion.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Freddy Huang won first place in the business math category at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
Freddy Huang, a member of the Lexington Technology Center Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter, won first place in the business math category at the FBLA National Leadership Conference. At the conference, the national organization also recognized the Lexington Technology Center’s FBLA chapter for having the largest local chapter membership in the Southern region and the nation. Huang is a student at Lexington High School and at the Lexington Technology Center. Submitted by Lexington One.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ken Lake, director of Lexington One's technology center, was awarded for his contributions to career and technical education.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ken Lake, director at the Lexington County School District One Technology Center, received the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. The South Carolina Association for Career and Technical Education presented the award to Lake during the South Carolina Education and Business Summit. In his 42 years in education, Lake has served as a teacher, college professor, South Carolina Department of Education administrator, assistant director and, for the last 26 years, director at the technology center. The technology center provides specialized career development courses for more than 3,000 students from the four high schools in the district. Submitted by Lexington One.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The national SkillsUSA chapter will recognize Morgan Finley and her LTC instructor at the opening ceremony for the national conference.
Morgan Finley, a digital art and design student at Lexington Technology Center, has won the SkillsUSA 2012 National Pin Design Competition. Finley created the winning pin design for the conference. Each participant at the conference will receive a pin featuring Finley’s winning design. Finley received a plaque displaying her winning design as well as a travel stipend to attend the national conference. LTC received a plaque displaying the winning design and a $5,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation to use for new software and supplies. The national SkillsUSA chapter will recognize Finley and her LTC instructor, Anna Reeside, at the opening ceremony for the national conference. SkillsUSA helps high school and college …