Photos by Neal White the Daily Light

Jennifer Smolka, president of the Education Foundation for Waxahachie ISD, leads the dedication ceremony Friday afternoon for the “W” brick paver leading into the new Lumpkins Stadium. The Education Foundation sold bricks for the paver walkway, generating $60,000 for the foundation’s endowment fund. Now in its 13th year, the foundation is awarding approximately $40,000 annually for education grants for WISD classrooms and scholarships for WISD students. The dedication ceremony was held prior to the Indians home opener game against Red Oak.