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Lawrence Scholarship Winners Announced for NAPT Summit

Peter Lawrence, transportation director at the Fairport Central School District near Rochester, New York, announced the recipients of scholarship to cover registration fees for the upcoming National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) Annual Summit.

“We are excited to sponsor these transportation professionals and help them receive world-class training at the NAPT Summit in Kansas City, Missouri,” said Lawrence, who along with wife Linda have bestowed the scholarships to NAPT members for the past several years.

The 2016 winners of the Peter and Linda Lawrence Training Scholarship are:

Wendy Williams-Mattos, a school bus instructor from Washington County School District in Utah. Willams-Mattos said she looks forward to attending the Summit so she can learn safety information and share it with her district’s driver. She also wants to take the PDS courses and become a certified Pupil Transportation Driver Instructor.

Anne Zito, the head bus driver at Minisink Valley CSD in New York, is also headed to NAPT.

“She is a very hard worker and always gives everything she can to help others become the best that they can (be)… I wish I had more employees with her great attitude and perseverance,” said Delos Luther, Zito’s supervisor.

Another winner is Debbie Miller of Wadsworth City Schools in Ohio. She is an active member of the Ohio Association for Pupil Transportation and received their William Rice Pupil Transportation Supervisor Award of Excellence in 2015.

Rounding out the scholarship winners is Berniece Vermilyea, lead driver for Spotsylvania County Public Schools in Virginia. “Berniece’s route audits are always very detailed and accurate,” said Sean Lacey, her supervisor.

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