The Lower Merion School District Transportation Department recently fielded a team of 12 drivers to compete in the 45th Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition at William Tennent High School where they performed exceedingly well, besting all other competing districts en route to capturing first place overall.
Commonly referred to as the "Road-eo," the competition challenges the knowledge and skills of drivers in a series of events focusing on student safety, driver professionalism and service excellence. The competing drivers began the day by testing their knowledge of state laws and safety regulations in a written exam before hitting the pavement to navigate their buses through 13 events full of twists, turns and obstacles.
Historically, Lower Merion has had great success in the competition and this year was no different. In addition to LMSD's overall team victory, four of the Lower Merion drivers qualified to participate in the State Competition, which will be held in State College, Pennsylvania in June. Congratulations to all of this year's competitors and best of luck in the State Competition!
- John Welsh – 3rd place overall (30 years with LMSD)
- Beth McGowan – 5th place (28 years)
- Steve Hallman – 6th place (2 years)
- Ken Warren – 13th place (1 year)
- Bob Courtney – 1st place among First Time contestants (1 year)
- Eric Carroll (16 years)
- Maurice Willie (4 years)
- Tony DiCesare (28 years)
- Kim Bringhurst (11 years)
- Jeff Collins (6 years)
- Kathy Zadroga (1 year)
- Steve Radomile (2 years)