Yates and Holmes

Hopkins County Schools bus driver Dee Yates and bus monitor Brittany Holmes received the Eight people standing in front of board table Remember Your Why Award during the Board of Education meeting on Jan. 9.

They found some packages in the road while driving an afternoon route one day before Christmas. A community member let us know that these employees took the time that afternoon to take the packages to the Sheriff’s Department. After finding out who the packages should have gone to, those people were contacted to let them know they could get their packages at the Sheriff’s Department. Both of these employees demonstrated great kindness and went out of their way to help others during the Christmas season!

Dee Yates expressed her “why” by saying, “I love kids and I love driving.”

Brittany Holmes said, “I had my CDL and wasn’t using it. I saw the desperate need for bus drivers, and thought I could help the community by taking some of the stress from parents and children in regards to transportation.”