Last June, Lower Merion School District bus drivers Beth McGowan and John Welsh participated in the 43rd Annual Pennsylvania School Bus Safety Competition. Out of a field of 95 drivers from throughout the state, McGowan and Welsh demonstrated their knowledge and expertise in a series of events focusing on student safety, driver professionalism and service excellence as they ultimately finished second and third, respectively, in the Transit Division.
McGowan and Welsh were recently recognized for their exemplary efforts during a special ceremony as Bureau of Driver Licensing Director Kara Templeton and State Trooper Zeina Black, Supervisor for the Permits and Bus Safety Unit of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Division of the Bureau of Patrol for the Pennsylvania State Police, presented certificates and governor's citations to LMSD's award-winning duo.
"Bus drivers do an extraordinary job every day ensuring the safety of our children as they travel to and from school," said Black. "These drivers serve as a model for all school bus drivers and this recognition further reinforces the trust parents have in them."