St. Louis public school bus drivers at First Student Transit School Bus Company are making a difference, one student at a time. In St. Louis, we hear many reports about school bus drivers in a negative manner. Not today, one of St. Louis' bus driver grants a wish to a senior at Vashon High School. When 15-year vet April Floyd, of First Student Bus Company, learns at the last moment that her 18-year-old, honor-role student Zadia McGinnist wasn't going to her prom, April Floyd took action right away. Zadia said she lived with her father only and he works so hard, but he didn't have the money for her to go to the prom. April Floyd went into the school to purchase the prom ticket, but April's work wasn't done there. She had to find a dress, hair, nail, pedicure, jewelry, make-up and everything else that's required to get a young lady to the prom. April Floyd's funds were running low after she got the ticket and the dress, so she asked her fellow co-workers at Frist Student to help. Many reached in right away and donated money to help, while others offered their services to do her hair and so forth.
April Floyd picked Zadia up to go to Starr Nails on Chippewa. At that time, Zadia told April that her father couldn't believe a bus driver would care so much.
Zadia smiled and after seeing her nails done and the realizing that she was going to her prom, she teared up and the two cried with joyful bus driver relationship tears instead of the usual stories we hear on the news.
Zadia is almost ready for her prom which is on Saturday April 25th, 2015 at the Hilton Ball Park 1 S Broadway in St. Louis, MO 63102. Zadia has the dress, hair, nails, make-up, photography and jewelry taken care of.
Just as in the fairytale story Cinderella, April Floyd, and other bus drivers are turning Zadia into a prom queen and they are her fairy godparents. Now, they must find her the coach/ride and they can send Zadierella to the prom.
St. Louis public school bus drivers are making a difference, one student at a time.
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