Pilot Flying J said it is making a $10,000 donation to five local high schools in the Miramichi, New Brunswick area.
• Blackville School
• Bonar Law Memorial High School
• James M. Hill High School
• Miramichi Valley High School
• North and South Esk
• Regional High School
will each receive $2,000 to award college scholarship funding to a deserving high school senior
Pilot Flying J was impressed with Canadian truck driver Terry Smith’s nomination as 2014 Road Warrior and was prompted to pay back to the community. Smith didn’t win the 2014 award instead, Kyle Cones, of Sandia Park, New Mexico; a U.S. army veteran turned professional driver, employed with Pride Transport. Cones will receive a $10,000 cheque from Pilot Flying J.
“After getting injured in Afghanistan, Kyle’s choice of career was limited, until he realized that driving a truck was the perfect lifestyle for him. Because of his background, Kyle will do anything for his fellow drivers, friends, family and nation,” Pilot Flying J stated.
Smith’s wife, Roxanne, commented: “Although Terry was not named the 2014 Road Warrior, Flying J Canada Inc. was inspired by his leadership in the industry and his desire to give back to his community.”
“We are so happy that Terry is receiving this recognition, but we are even more thrilled about the impact this money will make for some hardworking students in our community,” Smith said.