Each year the South Carolina Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association hosts a conference in Blythewood. As part of the conference, the SCDTSEA gets sponsors for a state driving poster contest (for high school and commercial school driver education students), and State Farm sponsored the Defensive Driving Poster contest this year. Each school could enter several posters created by their students. Junior Judah Smith, a driving student of Joe Sabbadino, submitted the first-place poster for the state! Judah received a cash prize of $300. Mr. Sabbadino, retired BJA teacher, received the Commercial Driver Teacher of the Year award.