Winners announced for Safety Poster Contest

August 1, 2014

Several students from the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Vern Riffe School received placement for their posters in the United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) International Safety Poster Contest. Students from all across the United States and Canada participated, with the winners focusing on such safety issues as the dangers of texting and driving, substance abuse and fire and water safety, received ribbons and cash prizes.

Those who placed first or second at the local level last year were submitted for state competition. Isaac Breech placed first at the state level during last year’s competition and went on to compete at the national level which was held in Calgary, Canada.

This year’s winners will all be sent to the state for competition. They are:

Upper Level -

1st Place - Ryan LeMaster

2nd Place - April Hoover

3rd Place - Jacob Nele

Middle Level -

2nd Place - Jansen Riley

Lower Level -

1st Place - Jonathan Adkins

2nd Place - Andrew Meyers

3rd Place - Michael Kirkendall

UCT’s annual safety poster contest is open to all individuals with intellectual disabilities who are in special education classes in a public school or parochial school, or in a dedicated facility.

For more information on opportunities available for individuals with developmental disabilities, visit us on the web at, like us on facebook at Scioto County Board of DD or follow us on Twitter @SciotoDD.