Jul 27, 2017, 10:19 AM

Six First Student Employees Receive Top Awards from NSTA

Six First Student employees recognized by  (NSTA)The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) recently recognized Six First Student employees for their valuable contributions to the school bus industry.

First Student Safety Manager Lydell Banks from Location #25061 in Harvey, LA, Region Training Center Manager Darlene Davis from Location #27020 in Olathe, KS, Location Manager Emma Hussey from Location #31970 in  Windsor, ON,  and Senior Director of First Planning Solutions Scott Parker from Chester, CT received Golden Merit Awards from NSTA. The award honors achievements in safety, driver training and operational excellence.

First Student Driver Manny Vasquez from Location #20988 in Phoenix, AZ,  received the Outstanding Driver Service Award for demonstrating exemplary safety performance and a commitment to excellence. Driver Hannah Beard from Location #27021 St. Charles, MO, was a division winner for the NSTA International Safety Competition.

“Lydell, Darlene, Emma, Scott, Manny and Hannah have worked tirelessly to ensure school buses remain the safest way for students to get to and from school,” said First Student President Dennis Maple. “We are proud they received this recognition for their commitment to the industry, our company and the communities they serve.”

As a safety manager, Lydell has developed creative training and safety initiatives which have improved safety performance at First Student locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. The National Safety Council (NSC) named Lydell a past “Rising Star of Safety.”

All of these First Student employees were recognized during the NSTA annual meeting and convention in Indianapolis, IN.