TAMPA, FL (January 3) — The AAA School Safety Patrol Award Program recognizes exemplary Patrollers throughout the United States for their outstanding service and dedication. The award recipients, typically elementary students between 9-11 years old, are recognized in two award categories: 1.) the Lifesaving Award and 2.) the Patroller of the Year Award. All nomination applications are due February 2, 2007.
The Lifesaving Award is the highest award given to patrollers. Recipients are selected patrol members who, while on duty, have saved the life of a person in imminent danger. Any individual who witnesses or has reliable secondhand information regarding a lifesaving act may recommend a patroller to the school patrol advisor. Since its establishment in 1949, the Lifesaving Award has been presented to more than 376 patrollers from 31 states and the District of Columbia.
The National Patroller of the Year Award recognizes patrollers who perform their duties -effectively and responsibly, without incident. Nominees should have demonstrated a high level of leadership qualities, safety skills, school involvement, and citizenship.
The Charles M. Hayes Scholarship Fund awards a $200 advancement grant to five schools on an annual basis. The fund also recognizes an outstanding patrol advisor through the National Patrol Advisor of the Year Award. Nominees are judged on their demonstrated leadership characteristics, dedication, and morale building and also on their ability to instill students with leadership skills, safety skills and a sense of community.
All award applications can be downloaded by visiting AAA.com/safetypatrol and clicking on the link for “School Safety Patrol Award Program”.
Award recipients will receive an expense-paid trip to the National awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in April, which includes a number of fun sightseeing activities.
View the live ceremony webcast on www.visualwebcaster.com/aaasafetypatrol at 10:30 a.m. on April 30, 2007.
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