School Bus Safety Week
2020 School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest
National School Bus Safety Week
October 19-23, 2020 - Be Safe - Know the Danger Zone
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
Completed poster designs must be postmarked before midnight, June 30, 2020. All entries will become the property of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and will not be returned.
2019 Safety Poster Contest First-Place Winners
Nishika Chandupatla won second place in the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest for Division 1
Maria Jiao won first place in the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest for Division 3
2019 SAFETY POSTER CONTEST WINNERS
Twelve student winners of the 2019 School Bus Safety Poster Contest were honored during ceremonies at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, Oct. 23. The students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, were honored for their winning entries in the 2019 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "Red Lights Mean STOP!" - reminds all drivers to stop for a bus with its lights flashing and stop arm extended.
Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R); Division 2 – 2nd Place, Payton Walters, Reiffton School, Reading; Division 2 – 3rd Place, Leilyn Mozo, Reiffton School, Reading; Division 1 – 1st Place, Nishika Chandupatla, Franklin Elementary School, Sewickley(Nikisha's poster won second place in Division 1 at the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest); Division 1 - 3rd Place, Izabella Eckenrode, Saint Michael School, Loretto; Division 2 – 1st Place – Karlee Dwyer, Garnet Valley Elementary School, Glen Mills. (Back row, L to R) Division 3 – 2nd Place, Jose Sandoval, Maple Manor Elementary/Middle School, Hazelton; Division 4 – 3rd Place, Christopher Yeager, Trinity Area High School, Washington, PA; Division 3 – 3rd Place, Bradley Aucker, Sugar Valley Rural Charter School, Loganton; Trooper Zeina Black, Commercial Safety Division, Bureau of Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police; Kara Templeton, Director, Bureau of Driver Licensing, PennDOT; Division 4 – 1st Place, Jacob Beecham, Trinity Area High School, Washington, PA; Division 4 – 2nd Place, Andrew Knight, Trinity Area High School, Washington, PA. Not pictured: Division 1 - 2nd Place, Dreshad Eaton, Conneaut Valley Elementary School, Conneautville; and Division 3, 1st Place, Yanning (Maria) Jiao, Ingomar Middle School, Pittsburgh (Maria's poster won first place in Division 3 at the 2019 National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest).
2019 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries
Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
Division 4 (Special Education)
2019 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition
Six winners of the 2019 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition were also honored during ceremonies in Harrisburg, Oct. 23. 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); Beth McGowan, 2nd Place - Transit Bus, Lower Merion School District, Montgomery Co.; Jim O’Toole, 1st Place – Transit Bus, Haverford Township School District, Delaware Co.; Ruth Del Vecchio, 1st Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Trooper Zeina Black, Commercial Safety Division, Bureau of Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police; Joanne Cowan, 3rd Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Shanon O'Brien, 2nd Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; John Welsh, 3rd Place - Transit Bus, Lower Merion School District, Montgomery 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