Nine student winners of the 2017 School Bus Safety Poster Contest were honored during ceremonies at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, Oct. 17. The students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, were honored for their winning entries in the 2017 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "My Driver - My Safety Hero," reflects the trust extended to school bus drivers by both parents and students.
Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R) Division 1 – 2nd Place, Adelyn Myers, All Saints Catholic School, Cresson; Division 1 – 3rd Place, Aubrey Strait, Saint Michael School, Loretto; Division 1 – 1st Place, Anaya Pushkarna, Bradford Woods Elementary School, Bradford Woods. (Middle row, L to R) Division 2 – 3rd Place, McKayla Winkler, Philadelphia Academy Charter School, Philadelphia; Division 2 – 2nd Place, Hermiony Valdes, Fairview Elementary School, New Cumberland. (Back row, L to R) Division 3 – 2nd Place, Derek Domidica, St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School, Uniontown; Division 3 – 3rd Place, Ashanti Zayas, Grover Washington Middle School, Philadelphia; Division 2 – 1st Place, Yanning (Maria) Jiao, Franklin Elementary School, Sewickley; Division 3 – 1st Place, Madison Urick, St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School, Uniontown.
2017 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries
Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
2017 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition
Six winners of the 2017 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition were also honored during ceremonies in Harrisburg, Oct. 17. 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.
Attending the ceremonies were: (L to R); Ruth Del Vecchio, 2nd Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Campanies, Chester Co.; Shannon O’Brien, 1st Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Ted Dubbs, 1st Place - Transit Bus, Lower Merion School District, Montgomery Co.; Cheryl Vogelsang, 2nd Place – Eagle Wolfington, Chester Co. Not Pictured: Larry Hannon, Sr., 3rd Place - Conventional Bus, Centennial School District, Bucks Co.; Arlen Sanden, 3rd Place - Transit Bus, Fullington Bus Company, Centre 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