Like Lewis, Wilkenson received an engraved plaque, a $1,000 check and a personalized jacket. Carl Smith of Scarbrough, Medlin & Associates and PCAT representative Aaron Ramsey presented her with the award.
When asked what it was like to be honored, Wilkenson said, “It makes it worthwhile for my daughter.”
"Student transportation in a yellow school bus continues to be the safest mode of transportation to and from school, due in very large part to the skill and dedication of those who drive the school buses,” Ramsey said. “We wish to recognize those drivers who have made exemplary efforts to provide for the safety, education and happiness of schoolchildren in PCAL [and PCAT] member schools.”
The PCAT Bus Driver of the Year program also recognized 60 member drivers as their districts' 2013-14 Bus Driver of the Year. Of the 60 honorees, six were named 2013-14 Regional Bus Drivers of the Year.
PCAL and PCAT are nonprofit school risk programs.
Another bus driver honored by Property Casualty Alliance of Texas: