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School Bus Safety Week

2019 School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest

National School Bus Safety Week 
October 21-25, 2019 - Red Lights Mean STOP!

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 29, 2019. 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 2019 poster contest can be found in the School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest Guidelines (PDF).


 

2019 Safety Poster Contest First-Place Winners
 School bus safety poster Division 2 winner2017_SB Posters_11x16_Div2_Page_1.jpg


School bus safety poster Division 3 winner 2019_SB Posters_11x15_Div4_Page_1.jpg


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. 
 
School Bus Safety Poster Contest Winners
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; 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. 

 

2019 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)
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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.School Bus Driver Safety Competition Winners

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 competition.