Nine student winners of the 2018 School Bus Safety Poster Contest were honored during ceremonies at the Governor's Residence in Harrisburg, Oct. 22. The students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, were honored for their winning entries in the 2018 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "My School Bus, The Safest Form of Student Transportation!" - a message that says a lot about the drivers we trust to transport our children to and from school every day.
Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R) Division 1 – 2nd Place, Amanda Sommer, Conneaut Valley Elementary School, Conneautville; Division 1 – 3rd Place, Kaylynn Fidler, Pine Grove Area Elementary School, Pine Grove; Division 1 – 1st Place, Maya Bearden, Eagleville Elementary School, Eagleville. (Back row, L to R) Kara Templeton, Director, Bureau of Driver Licensing, PennDOT; Division 2 – 3rd Place, Lee Edgell, Friendship Hill Elementary School, Point Marion; Division 3 – 1st Place, Lauren Schmader, St. Brockway Area Jr/Sr High School, Brockway; Division 3 – 2nd Place, Desteny Keiser, Upper Dauphin Area Middle School, Lykens; Division 3 – 3rd Place, Emalie Brown, Upper Dauphin Area Middle School, Lykens: Division 2, 1st
Place, Alivia Spitz, Reiffton School, Reading; Capt. Robert Krol, Assistant Director, Bureau of Patrol, Pennsylvania State Police. Not pictured: Division 2 - 2nd
Place, Sally Nguyen, Reiffton School, Reading.
2018 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries
Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Division 2 (Grades 3-5)
2018 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition
Six winners of the 2018 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition were also honored during ceremonies in Harrisburg, Oct. 22. 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); Mike Webster, 1st Place – Transit Bus, Brightbill Transportation, Lebanon Co.; Larry Hannon, Jr., 3rd Place - Conventional Bus, Centennial School District, Bucks Co.; Shanon O'Brien, 1st Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Larry Hannon, Sr., 2nd Place - Conventional Bus, Centennial School District, Bucks Co.; Ruth Del Vecchio, 2nd Place - Transit Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Beth McGowan, 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