Jason Edwards, Director of Bus Services for Ecco Ride presented a R.I.D.E. Award to Walter Jackson. Jackson has driven busses in Natchitoches Parish since 2009. When several tornadoes touched down in Natchitoches Parish on Nov. 5, Jackson was driving his bus near Plantation Point. As he turned into the subdivision, he saw the storm ahead of him. He watched as a tornado hit a house down the road and saw the debris flying everywhere. Thinking fast he parked the bus under some trees along the road, got the kids off, and ran to the nearest house for shelter. He knocked on the door and an elderly couple let the frightened children inside to wait out the storm. Jackson didn’t catch their names, but he said he appreciated their help during such a stressful situation.