Kern County school bus drivers receive state honors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A bus driver for the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is receiving a state honor.

Damon Anglin will be presented Tuesday with the California Bus Driver of the Year Award.

Anglin is credited with helping a 4-year-old boy who was in a car when it was stolen. The boy was later found wandering by himself on a dark roadway in the Arvin area.

The bus driver was on Comanche Drive, working his route last November, when he noticed the boy walking. Anglin and his aide Michelle Darden took the boy to a convenience store and called 911, so he could be reunited with his mother, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The car had been stolen with the sleeping child inside when the mother left it running unattended for a moment. According to information Eyewitness News gathered at the time, the boy didn't remember anything about the incident until he woke up and was dumped from the car.

Also Tuesday, Roberta Miller of the Tehachapi Unified School District was named School Bus Driver of the Year for Southern California.

Miller was presented the honor Tuesday morning in Tehachapi. She has been driving a bus for 23 years, and she said it's an honor to be recognized for her work.