BUCYRUS -- Christian Olmstead, a senior at Pioneer Career & Technology through Fairway School, had participated in the Safety Poster Contest sponsored by UCT Bucyrus Council #334 earlier this summer.
Olmstead’s poster traveled to the UCT Regional Convention in Columbus to compete against other posters completed by students with developmental disabilities from high schools in Ohio. There the poster titled "How to Use a Ladder Matters," placed first.
In July, the poster traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to the UCT Supreme Convention. His poster met with even stronger competition as it competed against other posters, in the same division, from all over the United States and Canada at the UCT Supreme Convention. In New Orleans, Olmstead's poster placed third.
Olmstead is in the home remodeling class, so learning how to use a ladder, really does matter to him.
The Order of United Commercial Travelers of America (UCT) was formed on Jan. 16, 1888, in Columbus, Ohio. UCT is a 501(c)8 non-profit fraternal benefit society with nearly 55,000 members in the U.S. and Canada. Members volunteer to enhance their communities through community service, charitable fundraising and helping those in need.
The Crawford County Board of Developmental Disabilities, located at 1630 East Southern Ave, Suite 101, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820 serves over 350 children and adults in Crawford County.