Pictured above, back row from left: Kathy Miller, Bea Kamp, Debbie Dickerson, Christine Easter and Michelle Blasko, a few of the competition judges. Front row: Jo Janes, Joe Stewart, Judy Sharpe, Carla Horner and Duane Peterson. Kneeling: Esther Faualo.

VPS has some of the best bus drivers around—and they’ve got the awards to prove it!

A team of VPS drivers cruised ahead of much of the competition at the Educational Service District 112 Regional Rodeo in mid-May. Bus rodeos test drivers’ knowledge and skills with a series of challenges.

For the second year in a row, the VPS team received the district overall highest score.

Three of the five VPS drivers placed in the top five individually. They are, respectively, Duane Peterson, third; Joe Stewart, fourth; and Judy Sharpe, fifth. In addition, Esther Faualo placed seventh and Jo Janes placed 15th.

Congratulations to all for demonstrating a commitment to safe and effective transportation!

Calling future bus rodeo competitors! VPS is hiring bus drivers. If you’re interested in becoming a driver, call 360-313-4800 for more information.