EVSC Bus Driver John Whitmer is the March recipient of the EVSC’s Cause for Applause award. The award seeks to recognize individuals who go above and beyond their normal job responsibilities.
Whitmer was nominated for the monthly employee appreciation award by Tiffany Ball, EVSC manager of special projects and student programs. In her nomination letter, Ball said Whitmer had been driving the two EVSC Winter Guard groups to competitions for the last three years.
“In the first year he drove us to competitions, he noticed that we travel with two very large tarps that are very heavy and awkward to handle so John took it upon himself to build both groups boards that the tarps can be folded on to for much easier handling and transportation,” Ball wrote.
Ball goes on to write that Whitmer studies the itinerary for both groups and if he sees that the groups have time to eat between performances, he always has a list of places to eat and how far away they are from the competition site.
Anyone can nominate an employee of the EVSC for the award. Deadline for nominations is the third Friday of each month. To nominate an EVSC employee, go to www.evscschools.com and click on About Us and see Cause for Applause under Community. Paper forms are available at the schools for those without access to the Internet.