• Graduating senior salutes bus driver
By Linda Green

Garrisun Tutt and Freddie Taylor shake hands Monday. Tutt, a graduating THS senior, selected the bus driver as the subject of a class letter about a person of great influence. Photo by Linda Green.

Each year, every member of the graduating class at Thomson High School nominates a person who has made a difference in their lives and they write a letter to that person.
The recipient of the influential designation is usually a teacher but one graduating senior expressed independence and nominated his bus driver.
Garrisun Tutt, who will play football for Paine College in Augusta in the fall, selected Freddie Taylor, a bus driver for McDuffie County Schools for the past 24 years for the honor.
“This is the first time that we know of and especially during my 24 years at the bus shop that a bus driver has been nominated,” said Tammy Newsome, transportation secretary. “We think it is an honor for him to be nominated because bus drivers are looked at as a way to school and a way home.”
In his letter, Tutt expressed his gratitude for the role Taylor played in his life as he rode the school bus for 10 years.

To read more on this story, see the Wed., May 15, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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