A team of three drivers who are Trucker Buddies for a Del Prado Elementary School class in Boca Raton, Fla., have been named the April 2012 Trucker Buddies of the Month. Frank Silio, a driver/trainer with Covenant Transportation who drives in the South Florida region, invited Jill and David Studney, over-the-road drivers, to help him with Lenae Herman’s elementary class.
“In my 29 years of teaching, I have never seen the children learn so eagerly what most adults don’t have a clue about,” Herman said. “The children wanted to learn to write letters from the inception of the program and became master writers due to having a purpose for their writing. The most popular class activity is reading the Trucker Buddy album.”
In her nomination, Herman says the commitment of Frank Silio and Jill and David Studney to enriching the lives of the children at Del Prado Elementary is admirable. “I am grateful for being matched with trucker friends that created memories that will last a lifetime,” Herman says. “They will always remain near and dear to our hearts.”