Two Disney Cast Members’ children are being honored for placing in the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) annual Safety Poster Contest, a contest designed to teach children the importance of job safety while learning about careers in the fields of occupational safety and health.
13 year old Victor Fan, son of Ming Fan who works in merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, took first place honors. Meanwhile, 5 year old Takoda Paschel, son of Walt Disney Imagineering employee Christie Paschel, took third in his age group.
The winning children will be honored at an awards ceremony and earn a savings bond, but will also have their posters featured on billboards throughout Central Florida during North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, which begins May 6.
Says Trevor Larsen, vice president of worldwide safety for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts:
As a company that encourages our Cast Members to talk about safety while at work, we’re thrilled when they bring the conversation home and discuss the importance of safety with their children. The annual safety poster contest is a creative way to get kids engaged in thinking about the importance of safety and we were proud to sponsor so many entries from the children of our Cast Members.
While this is an annual contest, this year drew a record number of entrants compared to previous years. More than 2,300 posters were submitted from the U.S. and other countries, including over 200 entries from Disney Cast Members’ children.