CCBOE honors Holly Pond bus driver, Fairview business owners with 1st Exceptional Service awards of school year

Holly Pond bus driver Matt Wood receives his award certificate from Superintendent Barnette. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – At its meeting Tuesday evening, the Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) issued its first Exceptional Service Awards of the 2019-20 school year to Holly Pond bus driver Matt Wood and Fairview businesses The Hutch and Fairview Quick Stop, represented at the meeting by owners Dr. Josiah and Shannon Daily.

Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette read Holly Pond Middle School Principal Cynthia Roden’s nomination letter for Woods, saying, “Matt Wood has a strong work ethic.  He does an excellent job as bus station head for Holly Pond schools. He works well with all the bus drivers for daily scheduling and routing for bus drivers every day. He maintains a positive attitude when working with all our bus drivers, teachers, sponsors of teams and the administration, even when being pulled in several different directions. Then he works with campus administrators to plan and organize all trips needed for transportation to multiple events including basketball, football, volleyball, soccer, archery, scholars’ bowl, math team, field trips, just to name a few. Often it is difficult to find a bus driver or a sub bus driver, and he is so very dependable to work diligently to help out everyone to try to fill a spot for a driver. He volunteers often to drive for the school for trips for free, so you could really say he is a team player.”

The second award was addressed to “the owners and employees of Fairview Quick Stop and The Hutch Restaurant.” Barnette read the nomination letter from faculty and staff members at Fairview High School recognizing the businesses for “their outstanding and exceptional service throughout our community. The Hutch Restaurant and the Fairview Quick Stop share ownership and deliver exceptional services to the customers who frequent them. Fairview High School has, on multiple occasions, reached out to these local businesses to help our schools through providing incentives for our ACT program, our athletic programs, as well as several prominent school events. These incentives have been enjoyed by students who have reached academic and athletic goals, and have been admired and appreciated by the small community of Fairview.”

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Josiah and Shannon Daily, owners of The Hutch and Fairview Quick Stop, with Superintendent Barnette (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

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