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AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education Honor Outstanding School Safety Patrol Members
Students from Bucks, Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties honored
PHILADELPHIA, PA, (May 1, 2018) – AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education honored eight students, three from Bucks County, three from Philadelphia County, and two from Montgomery County, as Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrol Members for the 2017-2018 school year.
The students were celebrated at an event held this afternoon in Trevose, emceed by NBC10 news reporter Katy Zachry. Family members, Safety Patrol advisors and school administrators were also invited to join the celebration. Each student received a Visa Gift Card and a plaque in recognition of their accomplishments.
For over 97 years, AAA Mid-Atlantic has sponsored and provided major support for the AAA School Safety Patrol by supplying training materials, recognition programs for service, and patrol equipment, including the familiar badge and belt.
AAA School Safety Patrols direct children, not traffic. As school-age leaders in traffic safety, patrol members teach other students about traffic safety on a peer-to-peer basis. They also serve as role models for younger children. Patrols complete training in traffic safety so they can protect students from the hazards of crossing roads and highways on their way to and from school; assist bus drivers in safely transporting students to and from school; teach fellow students about traffic safety; and serve other leadership functions under the direction of school officials.
2018 Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrol Students
Sarah Mudrick (5th grade) – Oxford Valley Elementary School – Pennsbury School District
George O’Brien (6th grade) – Hillcrest Elementary School – Council Rock School District
Sophia Pedersen (5th grade) – Groveland Elementary School – Central Bucks School District
Nicholas Braccia (5th grade) – Simmons Elementary School – Hatboro-Horsham School District
Lincoln Thomason (4th grade) – Cheltenham Elementary – Cheltenham School District
Solara Avila (4th grade) – Lewis Elkin Elementary School - Philadelphia School District
Christina Benckert (7th grade) – St. Pio Catholic Regional School – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Jenny Loo (6th grade) – Francis Scott Key School – Philadelphia School District
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