On Saturday, April 28, the Kansas City Area Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation (KCAMAPT) sponsored the annual Kansas City Regional Safety Competition or “Road-eo” held at Belton High School. Six area districts with 39 contestants attended the competition where bus drivers competed against each other individually and on teams of three, in 10 different driving skills, a written test and a defective bus test.
North Kansas City Schools' own Tammy Smith (team captain) received 1st place in the category of “Experienced Driver” and conventional style bus and Nicole Stegink received 1st place in the category of “Rookie Driver” and conventional style bus.
North Kansas City Schools Transportation had three teams in attendance and, when team scores were tabulated, district teams swept the results:
- Heidi Ray Emery, Rhonda Fine, Tammy Smith (Team 1): 1st Place
- Nicole Stegink, Dawn Searcy, Teresa Kelley (Team 2): 2nd Place
- Chris Mackey, Anne Lewis, Debra Zvacek (Team 3): 3rd Place
These drivers will complete with other drivers from across Missouri in the State Safety Competition at Lake Ozark on June 21-22.