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2008 Essay Contest Winners

WINNER

DRIVER - Sharon Scott
CHILD - Matthew

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  • Number of Years Driving a School Bus - 16
  • Type of Bus - Thomas Built
  • School District - Ridgefield, CT
  • Favorite thing about being a school bus driver - "I love working with children. They truly are one of life's greatest gifts. I also like that because I only work during school hours, I am able to spend a lot of time with my own children and take a more active role in their lives."
Grand Prize Winner, Sharon ScottGrand Prize Winner, Sharon Scott

RUNNERS UP

DRIVER - Dianne Swartz
CHILD - Madison

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  • Number of Years Driving a School Bus - 16
  • Type of Bus - Thomas Built
  • School District - Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Favorite thing about being a school bus driver - "I enjoy being a school bus driver because every morning I start the children's day with a friendly hello and a smile. They know they can count on me to be there and usually on time. I have watched the children from kindergarten up through eighth grade grow up and be very special to me.."
Dianne SwartzDianne Swartz

DRIVER - Bernadine Stickle
CHILD - Nicholas

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  • Number of Years Driving a School Bus - almost 4
  • Type of Bus - International
  • School District - Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Favorite thing about being a school bus driver - "I enjoy the children the most. They are very precious, and I like being a happy face and friendly voice they can depend on every school day."
Bernadine StickleBernadine Stickle

DRIVER - Shari Dilday
CHILD - Tamia

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  • Number of Years Driving a School Bus - 4
  • Type of Bus - Thomas Built
  • School District - Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Favorite thing about being a school bus driver - "I have great children on my bus! I love watching them grow up. We are lucky that we get to keep the same routes each year."
Shari DildayShari Dilday