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New Winning Entry Selected in First Student Artwork Contest
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New Winning Entry Selected in First Student Artwork Contest

February 8, 2017

An elementary school student in California has created winning artwork in a contest sponsored by First Student, the industry’s leading provider of student transportation solutions. The contest celebrates the experience of riding the school bus through artwork created by students in school districts across North America.

First Student selected the latest winning entry from the Corona-Norco Unified School District. Ruby Boula, a second grade student at Temescal Valley Elementary, captured how “Happiness starts with yellow” with her drawing.

“The school bus plays such an integral role in the lives of children,” said Lisa Serra, First Student area general manager. “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 the elementary school $1,000 to put toward classroom supplies. The winning artwork entry was also featured in an issue of District Administration magazine as part of an ongoing First Student campaign.

“We are proud of Ruby and excited for our school,” said Beth Feaster, Temescal Valley Elementary principal. “Our students showed a lot of creativity in their artwork, and we enjoyed partnering with First Student to celebrate the lasting memories that are made on the way to and from school.”

First Student has awarded more than $15,000 to schools with winning entries in participating districts that the company serves. Previous selections have been in Olathe Public Schools in Kansas, the Lewisville School District in Texas, the Jericho School District in New York, and Cincinnati Public Schools.

Contest submissions are also being shared on First Student’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts using the hashtag #MasterpieceMonday.

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 six 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, and charter services for 1,200 school district contracts. For more information, please visit