Alice Independent School District employs many people who make each day possible and a little brighter for students in each campus.

Bus drivers are with children early in the morning, after school, share in field trips and athletic events.

Sandra Garcia was named the 2017-18 School Bus Driver of the Year Award at Monday's school board meeting.

Each year campuses nominate an individual who excels at the job. Garcia picks up students in the morning and is often the last person for some students to see at the end of the day.

Garcia received a certificate as well as a jacket.