Barry J. Schoch, P.E., Secretary, Department of Transportation
2012 Safety Poster Contest Winners
"Stand Back From The Yellow And Black!"
2012 Safety Poster Contest
Twelve student winners of the 2012 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 2012 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest, "Stand Back From The Yellow And Black," stressed the need for students to be cautious and ensure that the driver and students see one another while loading and unloading a school bus.
Attending the ceremonies were: (Front row, L to R) Division 2 - 3
Place, Mia Angela Davis, Swarthmore - Rutledge School, Swarthmore; Division 1 - 3
Place, Michaela Tseng, K.D. Markley Elementary School, Malvern; Division 1 - 2
Place - Riya Kinny, K.D. Markley Elementary School, Malvern; Division 1 - 1
Place, Taryn Hughes, Frances Willard Elementary School, Scranton; Division 4 - 3
Place, Zachery Cable, Brockway Area Junior/Senior High School, Brockway. (Back Row, L to R) Division 3 - 2
Place, Tiffani McCarthy, Brockway Area Junior/Senior High School, Brockway; Division 3 - 3
Place, Charles David Peters, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Erie; Division 3 - 1
Place, Adriana Sypin, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Erie; Division 2 - 1
Place, Thalia C. Irofuala, Smithfield Elementary, East Stroudsburg; Division 4 - 1
Place, Ashton Burget, Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg; Division 4 - 2
Place, Spencer Grab, Central Dauphin East High School, Harrisburg.
Additional winner unable to attend the ceremonies: Division 2 - 2
Place, Alexis Ky, Bradford Woods Elementary, Bradford Woods.
2012 Safety Poster Contest Winning Entries
Division 1 (Grades Kindergarten - 2)
Division 2 (Grades 3 - 5)
Division 3 (Grades 6 - 8)
Division 4 (Special Education)
2012 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition
Six winners of the 2012 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: (From left to right) Cheryl Vogelsang, 1st Place - Transit Bus, Eagle Wolfington Leasing, Chester Co.; Sharon Brown, 3rd Place - Conventional Bus, Krapf Bus Companies, Chester Co.; John Choffel Jr., 3rd Place - Transit Bus, Girardat LP, Crawford Co.; John Welsh, 2nd Place - Conventional Bus, Lower Merion School District, Montgomery Co.; Larry Hannon, 1st Place - Conventional Bus, Centennial School District, Bucks Co.; Ray Rogers, 2nd Place - Transit Bus, Central Bucks School District, Bucks Co.
2012 PA School Bus Driver Safety Competition Winners
First Place - Larry Hannon, Bucks County; Centennial School District: Second Place - John Welsh, Montgomery County; Lower Merion School District: Third Place - Sharon Brown, Chester County, Krapf Bus Companies.
First Place - Cheryl Vogelsang, Chester County; Eagle Wolfington Leasing: Second Place - Ray Rogers, Bucks County; Central Bucks School District: Third Place - John Choffel Jr., Crawford County; Girardat, LP.
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.