Augusta County safety patrol student honored by AAA

Adam Hanger, a student from Riverheads Elementary in Augusta County, was recently recognized by AAA Mid-Atlantic for being chosen as an outstanding AAA school safety patrol for 2012. Hanger was selected from the approximate 300 elementary schools that utilize the AAA’s signature school safety program throughout central and western Virginia.

Also selected from the Commonwealth included:

– Curtis Gray Bryant, Chalkley Elementary School, Chesterfield County
– Konstantin Sannikov, Alberta Smith Elementary School, Chesterfield County
– Sam Alburger, Three Chopt Elementary School, Henrico County
– Tiona Alissa Hill, Baker Elementary School, Henrico County
– Raina S. Ibrahim, Trevvett Elementary School, Henrico County
– Aileen Johnson, Colonial Trail Elementary School, Henrico County
– Sheena Jones, Montrose Elementary School, Henrico County
– Danyell Amari Monroe, Longdale Elementary School, Henrico County
– Chantal Sheilyn Hernandez, Broad Rock Elementary School, Richmond City
– Annika T. Benson, Hampton Oaks Elementary School, Stafford County

These 11 students were recognized at the annual Outstanding AAA Safety Patrol Luncheon that was held on May 4, 2012 in Richmond. Each student received a plaque and will be receiving a $100 Visa Gift Card.

“These students were recognized for their special talents and dedication, used in the service of keeping their fellow students safe on the school grounds and on school buses,” said Ralph Wilcher, manager of safety services for the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education. “Their sacrifices of time and effort given before and after school, on top of their school work and other activities, show a great amount of character and desire. AAA salutes them for this dedication of service to others.”

AAA has served as the sole sponsor of the school safety patrol program nationwide since 1920. Schools throughout Virginia have utilized the program since 1927.


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