Byrd Awarded Truck Buddy of the Month for September 2012

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Trucker Buddy of the Month


Carole Sylvester and her second grade class at Oak Grove School in Ojai, California have nominated Sherryll Byrd as the Trucker Buddy of the Month. He drives for United Van Lines and has been the Trucker Buddy for her class for five years in a row.
Ms. Sylvester commented on his nomination, “Mr. Byrd’s postcards
enliven my social studies program and teach my students about
the many states of our wonderful country.  He sends us a post-
card almost every week and always teaches us something
interesting about the state he is currently in.  He also teaches us
about the job a trucker does which complements another aspect
of our social studies program: jobs in our community.”

Her students (and their parents) have been thrilled to have Mr.
Byrd a major part of our curriculum.  Every time they get a post-
card, they chart the state on a USA map and discuss facts about
each state. 

“Pen pals are a huge part of my curriculum and the children have
really enjoyed having an adult pen pal that corresponds with
them regularly.  Mr. Byrd came to visit my class at Oak Grove
School with his wife Jackie in 2008.  We had a wonderful time
and the children got to ask him questions in person.  He gave
us a fabulous tour of his large truck and children that are now
in junior high at Oak Grove School still talk about their trucker
buddy, Mr. Byrd.”

They nominated their Trucker Buddy of the Month because he
has added so much to the lives of children in Ms. Sylvester’s
school.  He has made studying the USA come alive in a way
that would otherwise be difficult.  Mr. Byrd has helped them to
see the sights of our wonderful country and learn about its
plants, animals, historic sites and capitals in a fun and
personable way.  They really appreciate it when he takes the
time to remember the class every week and teach them some-
thing new about the United States.  They love and save each
and every postcard he sends to them.

“Please consider Mr. Byrd as a candidate for Trucker Buddy of the
Month because he is an excellent Trucker Buddy and has touched
the lives of many of our families in our small school.  We hope he
will be chosen and that we will be lucky again in the future to have him drive close enough to Ojai so that we may thank him again in person for doing such a great job as our dedicated Trucker Buddy!”












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