Jul 19, 2013

17 First Student Drivers Qualify to Compete at 43rd Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition

17 First Student drivers have qualified to compete at the National School Transportation Association's (NSTA) Annual School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. School bus drivers from across North America will compete in this prestigious event, which includes a driving skill challenge and written exam to determine the top drivers in Conventional, Transit and Small Bus categories. This year's competition takes place July 20-21 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

First Student drivers qualified to compete at this year's International Safety Competition include:

·         Michael Brew, House Springs, Missouri

·         Neal Buswell, Santa Rosa, California

·         Phillip Cervantes, Fresno, California

·         Mollie Cornwell, Wichita, Kansas

·         Dorothy Dorman, Wichita, Kansas

·         Tammy Freerksen, Rimbey, Alberta

·         Chad Gillock, Gresham, Oregon

·         Raymond Goodwin, Sudbury, Massachusetts

·         Tom Gregoire, Springfield, Massachusetts

·         Paula Gladstone, Rimbey, Alberta

·         Denise Klepac, Olathe, Kansas

·         Cheryl Koltes, Santa Rosa, California

·         Tom Manges, Edwardsville, Illinois

·         Mary Orsbon, Kirkwood, Missouri

·         Katy Snyder, Neptune, New Jersey

·         Teresa Wakefield, Silverton, Oregon

·         Jered Winnestaffer, Columbus, Ohio

Drivers qualified for the event by placing in the top 10 of their state or province competition. Many First Student drivers competed in regional, state and provincial competitions leading up to the international event.