Sewell Awarded January 2012 Trucker Buddy of the Month
Roy Sewell has been named January Trucker Buddy of the Month after being nominated by his Trucker Buddy teacher, Michele Chilenski and her third grade class at Olde Sawmill Elementary in Dublin, Ohio. The two have been paired for two years.
“Roy has gone out of his way for my class,” stated Ms. Chilenski. “Not only did he come to the class Veteran’s Day Program but he has also come on a class field trip and sent treats for Halloween.”
This year, Sewell gave the class a miniature replica of his truck which Chilenski says her students enjoyed because of the numerous occasions he has brought his truck for the students to climb inside and shown them how the lift in the back works. “Now they get to see it and be reminded of the times they were sitting in the same seat,” she says.
According to Chilenski, Sewell has done an exceptional job of teaching her students good work ethics and responsibility. “He will write back to every student that sends him a question, including examples of emails from satisfied customers,” she says. “He also teaches the students about how hard work pays off. Plus, he has taught the students about the trucking industry, some of the possible dangers of driving a truck and really given them a good idea of what it is like when he is out on the road.”
Sewell sends pictures to the class of his travels and has enabled the class to use map reading skills by letting them know where he goes. The students learn about geography from following his travels. When he visited the class he told the students his stories and experiences from being out on the road.
“He encourages good behavior, academics and makes the children feel special and important,” raves Chilenski referring to his hands-on approach with the class.