May 25, 2016

Three New Winning Entries Selected in First Student Artwork Contest

Lewisville Callie Clay 2nd gradeLewisville Daniel Rodriguez 1st gradeLewisville Viktoriya Kukarekina painting
Three elementary school students in Texas have created winning artwork in a contest sponsored by First Student, the industry’s leading provider of student transportation solutions. The contest celebrates the experience of riding the school bus through artwork created by students in school districts across North America.

First Student selected the latest winning entries from the Lewisville School District. Callie Clay, a second grade student at Castle Hills Elementary; Viktoriya Kukarenkina, a third grade student at Liberty Elementary; and Daniel Rodriguez, a first grade student at Camey Elementary, captured how “Happiness starts with yellow.”  

“We appreciate all of the entries we received from the Lewisville School District,” said First Student President Dennis R. Maple. “The school bus plays such an integral role in the lives of children, and we can see how meaningful the experience is for the students we transport in the artwork they create.”

First Student awarded each elementary school $1,000 to put toward classroom supplies. The winning artwork entries will also be featured in upcoming issues of District Administration magazine as part of an ongoing First Student advertising campaign.

“We enjoyed partnering with First Student to celebrate the lasting memories that are made on the way to and from school,” said Superintendent Dr. Kevin Rogers. “Our students showed a lot of creativity in their artwork, and we are proud of Callie, Viktoriya and Daniel for submitting winning entries.”

First Student is awarding a total of $12,000 this year to schools with winning entries in participating districts that the company serves. Winning entries have also been selected in the Jericho School District in New York and the St. Louis and Rockwood School Districts in Missouri.

Contest submissions are also being shared on First Student's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts using the hashtag #MasterpieceMonday.  


About First Student, Inc.
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes six million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,300 school district contracts. For more information, please visit firststudentinc.com.

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