Issaquah district bus drivers triumph at ‘roadeo’
May 23, 2011
NEW — 8 a.m. May 23, 2011
Issaquah School District bus drivers saddled up, claimed top honors and pulled in a record number of awards in the Annual Puget Sound Regional Bus Roadeo Competition.
The district’s team claimed the No. 1 spot in the team championship category, and drivers nabbed the top three slots in the rookie category.
In addition, the district boasted other top finishers in the May 14 competition at Clover Park High School in Lakewood. The district sent eight bus drivers to the competition:
- First — Kelly Rupp, a new substitute bus driver
- Second — Joe Lee
- Fourth — Lynn McArthur, a new bus driver
- Eighth — Debbie Randall, a previous champ at the regional level and a state competitor
- 10th — Bruce Barnhill, a new substitute bus driver
- 15th — Violeta Martinez
- 21st — Debbie Davis
- 28th — Michelle Ewert
In the rookie category, Rupp ranked first, McArthur ranked second and Barnhill ranked third.
Rupp and Lee will represent the district at the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation State Roadeo on June 26 in Yakima.
Jo Porter, district director of transportation, said the number of winners set a record for the Issaquah district.