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First Student Drivers to Compete for Top Honors at Prestigious Industry Competition
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First Student Drivers to Compete for Top Honors at Prestigious Industry Competition

July 18, 2018

Nine First Student drivers will be among those putting their skills to the test at the 2018 School Bus Driver International Safety Competition. The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) hosts the event during its annual meeting and convention.

The best school bus drivers from across North America demonstrate their abilities through written and driving tests. Top drivers are named in conventional, transit and small bus categories.

First Student drivers competing in the safety competition include:Roadeo Skills Pic

  • Mollie Cornwell – Wichita, Kan.
  • Dorothy Dorman – Wichita, Kan.
  • Jennifer Goodwin – St. Charles, Mo.
  • Debra Kay L’Abbe – Prairie View, Ill.
  • Dana Marshall – Wichita, Kan.
  • Melissa Melser – Anoka, Minn.
  • David Parker – Grants Pass, Ore.
  • Hannah Scharfenberg, St. Charles, Mo.
  • Holly Torres – Eugene, Ore.

The international safety competition takes place July 21 and 22 in Philadelphia. Drivers qualify by placing in the top 10 of their state or provincial competition.

First Student invests heavily in driver hiring, training and development. The company’s drivers deliver a ride that is twice as safe as the industry average.

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 five 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, maintenance, and charter services for 1,100 school district contracts. For more information, please visit