Last week her bus had a substitute driver behind the wheel. The sub just happened to be Conway Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Carroll Bishop. Bishop says Lockhart's behavior on the bus stood out among all the other students.
"She went out of her way to help me know exactly where each stop was and to help make sure younger kids were seated and attentive," said Bishop. "She was respectful and helpful. Every driver's dream."
Lockhart says she tries to help the bus drivers out as best she can...saying it's "no big deal" for her.
But it was a big deal for Bishop, who recognized the Junior "good citizen" today with a special visit and a personal thank you.
"I wanted her to know I appreciated her help and her kindness. It makes a big difference and she's a special young lady."