Lexington Two elementary students get new science learning opportunities thanks to $10,000 gift

West Columbia, SC - A $10,000 gift from House of Raeford’s charitable arm FLOCK will give added learning opportunities about the environment and outdoors to Lexington Two elementary students.

The donation will bring hands-on lessons with the SC Waterfowl Association’s Camp Leopold Plus program to roughly 2,000 third- through fifth-graders in Lexington Two on topics like waterfowl, reptiles, wetlands and more.

Lexington Two students have benefitted from SC Waterfowl Association programs for the past several years, including classroom visits from representatives with wildlife like snakes and birds, as well as student field trips to Camp Leopold in rural Sumter County, a natural wildlife setting that Busbee Creative Arts Academy Principal Stephanie Hucks called “an invaluable tool to teach about the environment.”

House of Raeford’s Chuck Underhill presented the check during an event earlier this week at the Lexington Two Innovation Center. FLOCK has been a strong supporter of Lexington Two schools.

“When you commit to a community, the most exciting place to start is with that community’s children and those who serve them,” Underhill, the FLOCK director, said of donations to Lexington Two. “Partnering with our school district for us is an act of promise, that we believe these actions, donations and dollars will multiply in the most fruitful of ways… enhancing the lives of our next generations, and at the same time getting to come alongside our teachers, staff and administrators in ways that show they have our real support.”

CAPTION: House of Raeford’s Chuck Underhill, left, with Joe Gonzalez of the SC Waterfowl Association.

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