LVR students deserve praise

I’ve had the pleasure of driving a city bus in Nelson for a number of years, but now I’ve decided it’s time for a change.

I’ve had the pleasure of driving a city bus in Nelson for a number of years, but now I’ve decided it’s time for a change. I’d like to thank my riders for their kind words and for their unwavering support in recent months. It’s been greatly appreciated.

I’d also like to give special mention to the L.V. Rogers students, which may come as somewhat of a surprise to them — I had a tendency to be a bit strict and maybe a little surly at times. The truth is, I’ve long been impressed by their friendliness, honesty, and politeness. They consistently greet me in the morning and go out of their way to thank me upon leaving — and yes, they do in fact offer up their seats to seniors, voluntarily.

Contrary to stereotypes, their interests go beyond texting and mp3 players. They are more aware of social and environmental issues than we give them credit for, and they remain upbeat and energetic in spite of the challenges facing them beyond high school.

I think these students are a credit to their parents and teachers. I found them to be inspirational, and I’m glad to have spent time with them.

So thank you students, and best of luck.

Doug Pierik



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