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Hillsborough County Bus Driver Wins Literacy Award

Timothy Driggers, a school bus driver with Hillsborough County Schools, was honored with the Celebrate Literacy Award for implementing a literacy program on his school bus. The annual award is given by the Hillsborough County Council of Parent Teachers’ Associations/Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTA/PTSA) and the Hillsborough County Council of the International Reading Association. The nomination application described how each morning while waiting for school to start, Driggers would read to Lomax Elementary Magnet School students in an expressive voice and with an infectious laugh. The students are so enthralled with the stories that they are reluctant to leave the bus when school starts. So far this year, Driggers has read eight chapter books and plans to keep on reading. Congratulations!