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2017 School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest

National School Bus Safety Week 
October 16-20, 2017 
"My Driver - My Safety Hero"

Who May Enter:
Each public, parochial, and private school may submit posters for each division to the state poster contest. The divisions are:
Division #1 Grades K – 2
Division #2 Grades 3 – 5
Division #3 Grades 6 – 8
Division #4 Special Education
Division #5 Computer Aided Drawing

 
Deadline Date:
Completed poster designs must be postmarked before midnight, June 30, 2017. All entries will become the property of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and will not be returned.

Poster Guidelines:
Poster specifications and mailing procedures for the 2017 poster contest can be found in the School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest Guidelines (PDF).


 

2016 Safety Poster Contest First-Place Winners
2014 School bus safety poster winner School bus safety poster Division 2 winner
School bus safety poster Division 3 winner School bus safety poster Division 4 winner


2016 SAFETY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS

Ten student winners of the 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest were honored during ceremonies at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, Oct. 19. The students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, were honored for their winning entries in the 2016 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "# StopOnRed!" stressed the importance of vehicles obeying Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law and stopping for buses with their red lights flashing and stop arm extended. 
 
School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners
(Back row) Joining the students for a photo after the ceremonies are PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards and Pennsylvania State Police Lieutenant Robert Krol, Director of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Division in the Bureau of Patrol. Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R) Division 1 – 3rd Place, Grayson Myers, Elmwood Elementary School, Mechanicsburg; Division 2 – 2nd Place, Micah Scott, The King’s Academy, Mohrsville; Division 1 – 1st Place, Keira Prichett, Hershey Elementary School, Hershey; Division 1 – 2nd Place, Evelyn Nericcio, Saint Patrick School, Carlisle; Division 2 – 3rd Place, Erica Young, Freedom Area Elementary School, New Brighton; Division 2 - 1st Place, Hermiony Valdes, Fairview Elementary School, Lewisbury; Division 4 - 1st Place, Sheryl Biju, Russell Elementary School, Broomall. (Back row, L to R) Division 3 - 3rd Place, Tyler Minich, Lamberton School, Carlisle; Division 3 – 2nd Place, Angie Bu, Hershey Middle School, Hershey; Secretary Richards; Lieutenant Krol; Division 3 – 1st Place, Brynn Patchell, Reiffton School, Reading.

 

2016 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries

Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Safety Poster Contest - Div 1 First PlaceSafety Poster Contest - Div 1 2nd.jpgSafety Poster Contest - Div 1 3rd.jpg 
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
Safety Poster Contest - Div 2 First PlaceSafety Poster Contest - Div 2 Second PlaceSafety Poster Contest - Div 2 Third Place 
Division 3 (Grades 6-8)
Safety Poster Contest - Div 3 First PlaceSafety Poster Contest - Div 3 Second PlaceSafety Poster Contest - Div 3 Third Place
Division 4 (Special Education)
Safety Poster Contest - Div 4 first place

 

2016 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition

Six winners of the 2016 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition were also honored during ceremonies in Harrisburg, Oct. 19. The school bus drivers being recognized went head-to-head in a statewide competition in June, which tested their safety knowledge and skills in conventional and transit bus categories.School Bus Driver Safety Competition Winners
Attending the ceremonies were: (L to R); Ted Dubbs, 3rd Place - Transit Bus, Lower Merion Township, Montgomery Co.; Joan Olseski-Thomas, 3rd Place - Conventional Bus, On The Go Kids, Chester Co.; Shannon O’Brien, 1st Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.;  Philip Adam Junior, 1st Place - Transit Bus, Rhorer Bus Company, Snyder Co.; Not Pictured: George Soverns, 2nd Place - Conventional Bus, Rittenhouse Bus Lines, Fayette Co.; Michael Webster, 2nd Place - Transit Bus, Brightbill Transportation, Lebanon Co.

 
PennDOT would like congratulate all the winners and say thanks to all the students who participated in the school bus poster contest and all of the school bus drivers who participated in the driver safety competition.