PJ Huggins Named Awardee of 2nd Annual Sol Englander Scholarship
Columbus, Ohio – PJ Huggins has been named the recipient of the 2nd Annual Sol Englander Innovation in School Transportation Safety Scholarship, sponsored by Rosco, Inc. The scholarship was created in memory of Rosco’s founder, Sol Englander, who passed away in February of 2017. The scholarship helps fund the further education of a National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) member who has used innovation for a practical solution in school bus transportation safety. The inaugural award was presented to Rick Grisham, Executive Director of Transportation in the Cobb County School District, last year at the 2018 NAPT Conference.
Ms. Huggins, the facilitator at the Hall County School District in Gainesville, Georgia, spearheaded the creation of a collision review committee within the school transportation system. The weekly committee works one on one with drivers to bring focus back to safety on the road. If an incident occurs, drivers are retrained to make safety a priority and to never rush or be in a hurry. The goal of the committee is to reduce the number of incidents while transporting students throughout the year.
The scholarship and award were presented to Ms. Huggins during the NAPT General Session held on Monday, Nov. 2, 2019, by Ben Englander, CEO of Rosco, Inc. and Dave McDonald, VP of Business Development and Specifications Compliance.
About Rosco - Rosco is a leading global manufacturer of automotive vision safety products to the bus and truck marketplace. Founded in New York City in 1907 as a safety product manufacturer for automotive and aeronautical markets, Rosco moved to its current location in Queens, New York in 1974. Rosco products are designed and manufactured in the USA and include mission critical driving safety aides such as interior and exterior mirrors, sun visors, backup and side view cameras, video recording systems, sensor products and collision avoidance systems. Today, Rosco is the largest manufacturer of bus mirrors in North America. Rosco’s staff has grown to over 280 employees in facilities totaling 150,000 square feet.