Issaquah district bus drivers triumph at ‘roadeo’

May 23, 2011

By Staff

Issaquah School District bus drivers earned top honors at a 'roadeo' May 14. Contributed

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.

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One Response to “Issaquah district bus drivers triumph at ‘roadeo’”

  1. Omar on June 5th, 2013 3:49 pm

    I was just suspended for two days because of something i was falsely accused of and will not take lightly. I ride route 3 and would be happy to talk to anyone one who is in charge of this

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