Best bus driver

Kens­ing­ton man re­ceives one of 2015 Home and School Fed­er­a­tion awards

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE - BY ANCELENE MACKIN­NON

As Steven Waugh walked to his school bus, one lit­tle girl ran up and said, “Steven, you’re the best bus driver in the world.”

This was af­ter Waugh was rec­og­nized with the 2015 School Bus Driver Award, which took place at Queen El­iz­a­beth Ele­men­tary re­cently.

The P.E.I. Home and School Fed­er­a­tion an­nu­ally rec­og­nizes two school bus driv­ers who go be­yond what is ex­pected of them, and leave a pos­i­tive im­pact on stu­dents. The other re­cip­i­ent was a Char­lot­te­town bus driver who was rec­og­nized ear­lier in the week.

At the end of Queen El­iz­a­beth Ele­men­tary’s Peace­ful Assem­bly, the Home and School Fed­er­a­tion caught Waugh off guard by pre­sent­ing him with the award.

“I was very sur­prised and hon­oured,” he said.

His fa­ther was also a bus driver, and he started his own ca­reer in 2000.

Waugh said it’s a great oc­cu­pa­tion be­cause it leaves time for fam­ily and other jobs such as farm­ing and fish­ing.

How­ever, what he en­joys most is do­ing it for the chil­dren.

“Get­ting up in the morn­ing and see­ing the kids’ smiles is the best part.”

“Get­ting up in the morn­ing and see­ing the kids’ smiles is the best part.” Steven Waugh

ANCELENE MACKIN­NON/TC MEDIA

Steven Waugh was con­grat­u­lated by some of his Queen El­iz­a­beth Ele­men­tary stu­dent pas­sen­gers af­ter he was pre­sented with the Home and School Fed­er­a­tion 2015 School Bus Driver Award.

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