LISLE, Ill. — Hundreds of entries were submitted from across the country as part of the first-ever Next Stop: Imagination Contest and two winners were recognized in grades K-5 and 6-8.
Both winners titled their projects “The Fun Bus.” In the K-5 category, Harlie Fuegen, who attends Kimball Elementary School in Gann Valley, S.D., won for her bus of the future that features air conditioning and “all the fun things a kid could want, including games, snacks, music and comfy seats.”
Caleb Smith of Haysville Middle School in Haysville, Kan. won in the 6-8 age range for his futuristic bus that incorporates newly designed windows that allow riders to take in the views without obstruction, as well as hi-tech design that supports today’s mobile gadgets. Each winner received a $1,000 college scholarship and earned $500 toward a field trip for their class. View the winning submissions at http://ICBus.com/imagine.
“If you take a look at the artwork each of these kids created, you see that not only have they designed a dream bus, many have incorporated their dream bus into an ideal future environment and society,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “These are more than aspirational, they are inspirational. These are true pieces of art.”
IC Bus hosted the Imagination Contest for students K-8 to dream up the bus of the future. The nationwide contest invited students to create the school bus of the future in a drawing, poem, video, picture, sculpture or model. The Next Stop is a new IC Bus initiative aimed at imagining the needs of the bus industry’s future.
Through a collaborative approach, IC Bus will lead the way in bringing together the brightest minds of the industry to map out the road ahead. Learn more at http://ICBus.com/thenextstop.
About IC Bus
IC Bus, LLC of Lisle, Ill., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nation’s largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus™ buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at www.icbus.com.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.