Twelve student winners of the 2014 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 2014 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "Be Smart - Be Seen, I wait in a safe place!" stressed the need for students to wait in a safe area for the bus to arrive.
Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R) Division 2 - 1
st Place, Owen Jin, McKnight Elementary School, Pittsburgh; Division 1 - 1
st Place, Tarun Kumar, Franklin Elementary School, Sewickley; Division 1 - 3
rd Place, Madi Haluck, Lititz Christian School, Lititz; Division 1 - 2
nd Place, Kala Zingle, Myers Elementary School, Elkins Park; Division 2 - 2
nd Place, Mason Bejar, Stroudsburg Intermediate/Elementary School, Stroudsburg; Division 2 - 3
rd Place, Emily Howell, Myers Elementary School, Elkins Park. (Back row, L to R) Division 3 - 3
rd Place, Ryan Munch, Pennbrook Middle School, North Wales; Division 3 - 1
st Place, Juliana Gober, Pennbrook Middle School, North Wales; Division 3 - 2
nd Place, Brian Durkin, Pennbrook Middle School, North Wales; Division 4 - 1
st Place, Samuel Pejack, Elmwood Elementary School, Mechanicsburg; Division 4 - 3
rd Place, Lillian Sheppard-Myers, Elmwood Elementary School, Mechanicsburg; Not pictured: Division 4 - 2
nd Place, Justin Lingle, Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg.
2014 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries
Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Division 2 (Grades 3 - 5)
Division 3 (Grades 6 - 8)
Division 4 (Special Education)
2014 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition
Six winners of the 2014 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: (Front Row L to R); Karl Peters, 1
st Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; Shanon O'Brien, 3
rd Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co. (Back row, L to R) Jim O'Toole, 2
nd Place - Transit Bus, School District of Haverford Township, Delaware Co.; Arlen Sanden, 3
rd Place, Transit Bus, First Student, Inc., Erie Co.; John Welsh, 1
st Place - Transit Bus, Lower Merion School District, Montgomery Co. Not Pictured: Larry Hannon, 2
nd Place - Conventional Bus, Centennial School District, Bucks 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.