Students at school districts across North America have a chance to show how “Happiness starts with yellow.” First Student, the trusted leader in school transportation, is sponsoring an annual student artwork contest to celebrate the experience of riding the school bus. The company will award a total of $12,000 this year to schools with winning entries in districts that First Student serves.
First Student recently selected the first winning entry from the St. Louis Public School District. Lejla Husetovic from Buder Elementary created artwork that shows a First Student bus outside of her school with her classmates on a picture-perfect day.
“Nothing symbolizes the start and end of every school day more than the yellow school bus,” said First Student President Dennis R. Maple. “We recognize the important role we play in each child’s school day, and through this artwork contest, we get a chance to see what riding a First Student bus means to the students we serve.”
First Student awarded Buder Elementary $1,000 to put toward classroom supplies.
“We are excited for Lejla and our school,” said Michelle Flores Holz, Buder Elementaryprincipal. “Participating in the artwork contest provided our students with a great opportunity to express their creativity and show their appreciation for the role the school bus plays in their lives.”
First Student will select 12 winning artwork entries this year from students in participating school districts across North America. Submissions will also be shared on First Student’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts using the hashtag #MasterpieceMonday.