Carl “Kent” Phillips, for the second year in a row, has been named the Barbour County Service Person of the Year, this year for 2020-21. 

Chamber of Commerce President Dr. Tim Barry, left, presented Phillips with his second engraved crystal apple, flanked on the right by Superintendent of Schools Jeff Woofter.

A proud father and grandfather, Phillips is in his 14th year as a popular school bus driver known for his strong work ethic and as an unofficial mentor to new drivers.  He is a native of Barbour County, having graduated from Philip Barbour High School and the Fred Eberle Technical  Center.  Prior to his current position, Phillips was employed by a local service center and by the Southern States Cooperative Association.

Phillips was named as the Service Person of the Year during opening ceremonies held last August 12th at Philip Barbour High School.  He was recognized because of his “tireless volunteerism’ during periods of remote learning during the previous eighteen months.  “He was always willing to step forward and offer his services above and beyond his regular duties.  He distributed meals for many weeks during the pandemic and provided invaluable assistance to Barbour County schools and its students”,  Superintendent Woofter said.