AURORA, Ind. — Todd Fisher, a driver for Holland Enterprises, has been named the Trucker Buddy of the Month for June 2012 by Pam Grady, a second grade teacher with Aurora Elementary School, and her class.
Grady’s nomination said, “My class is writing to recommend our Trucker Buddy, Mr. Todd Fisher, be selected as the Trucker Buddy of the Month. Fisher has been my class Trucker Buddy for over five years. He has always done a wonderful job writing to my students. He visits the classroom, helps the students, and shares stories about his travels.”
Grady said she feels lucky to have Fisher as a Trucker Buddy in her classroom.
“Before Mr. Fisher was a truck driver, he was a teacher. How fortunate for my students. Mr. Fisher is able to relate to them as students, he challenges them to find answers to his questions and when he visits he is always willing to help with their class work.”
Grady’s class always welcomes Trucker Buddy Todd as a guest to their class.
The students enjoy his visits and are always looking forward to his seeing him.
One student wrote: “Our Trucker Buddy, Mr. Fisher is really nice. He let us get inside his truck and look around. Mr. Fisher gave us presents at Christmas. He tells us stories about his travels and helps us with our work.”
Another student wrote: “Our Trucker Buddy is the best ever. He is so nice. For Christmas he gave us Trucker Buddy mugs. He also tells us stories about what he does and what he sees. He even let our class inside his truck and let us look inside. One time he even helped us do our work. Please, please, please pick Mr. Fisher. Please! Have a good day and please pick Mr. Fisher.”
Trucker Buddy International, an independent, non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, often called the No. 1 trucking image campaign in North America, has helped educate schoolchildren and introduce educators to the trucking industry, giving them the world through the eyes of a professional truck driver. The Trucker Buddy program helps to educate and mentor schoolchildren via a pen pal relationship between professional truck drivers and children in grades K-8 as supervised by their teachers.
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