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AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education Honor Outstanding School Safety Patrol Members


Students from three local school districts honored


WILKES-BARRE, PA (May 10, 2018) – AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education honored five students as Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrol Members for the 2017-2018 school year.


The students were honored at an event held in Dallas, emceed by Candice Kelly, Eyewitness News Anchor, WBRE-TV. 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


  • Thomas Brady – Good Shepherd Christian Academy – Holy Redeemer Regional School System

  • Jaqueline Edoukou – Heights Murray Elementary School – Wilkes-Barre Area School District

  • Gianna Musto – Fairview Elementary School – Crestwood School District

  • Zachariah Parry – Leo Solomon-Plains Elementary School – Wilkes-Barre Area School District

  • Italia Torres-Perez – Dodson Elementary School – Wilkes-Barre Area School District

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