BCS Advantage Magazine Spring 2017 - Page 16

Mr. Waters stands surrounded by familiar faces and his state-of-the-art bus. The Rockets’ Bus Driver of the Year By: Krista Runion, Senior and Associate Producer, Cedar Cliff News Throughout A.C. Reynolds High School, Mr. Edgar Waters is not an unfamiliar name. He has not only been our bus driver for 25 years, but he is also a valued custodian. He is a “hero every single day,” said Mrs. Doris Sellers, Reynolds’ Principal. His superpowers are not limited to getting students to and from school safely and making our school immaculate; he also brightens everyone’s day with kindness and compassion. Waters may not be a teacher at Reynolds but he teaches students valuable life lessons. Through his actions and words, Mr. Waters models how to be kind and spread positivity. When you see him in the hallways, you do not pass by without Mr. Waters going out of his way to smile and greet you. Mr. Waters waits for students to board his bus. Mrs. Canda Molinari, an English teacher, said, “When he says hello every morning, it brightens my day.” taking bus driver training. Never did he think that suggestion would lead to this many years of service and dedication. In October of 2016, surrounded by his family, Waters was presented the Tracey Lea Calhoun Bus Driver of the Year award for his outstanding work. Not only does Mr. Waters teach students life lessons, he is also an inspiration to persevere through hardship. When the Kellwood Company plant closed many years ago and Waters lost his job, his wife suggested Mr. Waters may have been surprised to receive this award, but our students and faculty were not. They know he always makes a point to make everyone feel important. He deserves this award because of his hard work and endless dedication to our school. Thank you, Mr. Waters, for continuing to make Reynolds High a better place. Interested in becoming a BCS bus driver? Visit transportation.buncombeschools.org for details! 14