Thomas Built Buses Donates $10,000 To Schools Nationwide For Photo Contest Winners

Five photo contest winners each awarded $2,000 for their schools

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

High Point, N.C. – March 31, 2015 – Five schools across the United States each were awarded $2,000 in recognition of their winning photo entries in the second-annual Thomas Built Buses Back to School Photo Contest.

The schools which received the prize money were Joliet Township High School in Joliet, Ill.; Carver Elementary School in Tupelo, Miss.; Carlisle Elementary School in Boaz, Ala.; Clear Springs Elementary School in Excelsior, Minn.; and Moon Lake Elementary School in Rainsville, Ala.

In its second year, the photo contest invited parents across the country to submit a photo of their child that best represents the spirit of back-to-school season. The photos then were posted to the Thomas Built Buses Facebook page for voting by the public. The 50 photos with the most online votes were presented to a panel of judges who determined the five winners based on specific criteria.

Each of the five winners was awarded a $2,000 donation to their child’s school from Thomas Built Buses, a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America.

“School buses have always been an iconic symbol for the back-to-school season and the excitement that goes with it,” said Thomas Built Buses president and CEO Caley Edgerly. “We thoroughly enjoyed all of the photos entered in our second-annual photo contest, and we were so pleased to be able to make donations to the winning schools again this year.”

To learn more about the contest, visit at www.Thomasbus.com/contest.

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Carlisle Elementary School. The donation was presented by Joe Lightse of Transportation South.
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Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Moon Lake Elementary School. The donation was presented by Joe Lightse of Transportation South.
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Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Clear Springs Elementary School. The donation was presented by Todd Telin of Telin Transportation.
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Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Carver Elementary School. The donation was presented by Keith Winham of Empire Truck Sales.
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Thomas Built Buses presented a $2,000 donation to Joliet Township High School. The donation was presented by Steve Hamrick of Midwest Bus Sales.
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