The following honors will be presented at the NAPT’s Awards Banquet and Recognition Breakfast, held on Oct. 30 and 31, respectively, in Austin, Texas.
America’s Best Technician/Inspector (sponsored by Bus Parts Warehouse and Zonar Systems)
Technician: Orlando Macario, Somerset County Educational Services Commission, Bridgewater, N.J.
Inspector: Ricky Jennings, Wilkes County Schools, Wilkesboro, N.C.
Thomas Built Buses Continuing Education Award
Grant Reppert, director of transportation, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Honorable Donald Mallory, Trustee, Bamberg (S.C.) School District
Sure-Lok Special Needs Transportation Award
Debra Rike, supervisor of transportation, Shelby County Schools, Memphis, Tenn.
Blue Bird Heroism Award
Heather Jeane, school bus driver, Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District, West Columbia, Texas
Mirror Lite Safety Cross Award
School District of Hillsborough County Transportation Department, Thonotosassa, Fla.
IC Corp. Driver Training/Safety Award
John Saffold, driver training specialist, School Distict of Hillsborough County Transportation Department, Thonotosassa, Fla.
NAPT Distinguished Service Award
Donald Tudor, director of transportation, South Carolina Department of Education, Columbia, S.C.