Skills Contest Yields Loudoun Winners

Two Loudoun school district mechanics have placed in the top 10 of a skills competition hosted by the Virginia Association for Pupil Transportation.

Mechanic II Greg Elrod placed second in the Virginia’s Best School Bus Competition, while Mechanic II Eric Carr finished 10th.

The competition involved 24 mechanics from across Virginia who completed a 50-question written exam and a hands-on diagnostic challenge. The second-place finish earns Elrod the chance to represent Virginia at the National Association for Pupil Transportation Conference Nov. 2-5 in Columbus, OH.

Two Loudoun students also received recognition at the VAPT Conference in a poster contest that asks students to illustrate a school bus safety concept. River Bend Middle School eighth-grader Emily Quiroga won first place in the poster contest (middle school division), while River Bend Middle School eighth-grader Daliah Minkara earned second place.

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