Campbell 8th-grader a national winner in bus safety poster contest


Madisyn Kelley, an 8th-grade student at Campbell County Middle School, is the first-place winner in the 6th- through 8th-grade division in the 2017 National School Bus Safety Poster Contest sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT). Kelley’s artwork depicts the theme, “My Driver – My Safety Hero,” which also will be the theme of next year’s National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 15-19, 2018.

Students in more than 40 states participate in local and state-level competitions to select artwork that depicts school bus safety-related themes and encourage and promote school bus safety. That work is then submitted for the national competition.

The 2018 contest, which will be used to promote school bus safety the following year, runs until May 1 and is based on the theme “My School Bus, the Safest Form of Student Transportation.” The Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Pupil Transportation Section will be accepting first place district-winning posters for state competition that comply with the contest rules.