Local fifth-grader selected for AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame
April 12, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. April 12, 2014
Davis Franklin, a fifth-grader at Cascade Ridge Elementary School, has been selected as one of 10 outstanding patrollers in Washington state to be inducted into the 2014 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
In recognition of his dedication to safety, community stewardship and leadership, Franklin will be recognized at an evening awards ceremony held before a Seattle Mariners game at Safeco Field on May 9.
As a long-standing tradition, AAA Washington and a panel of judges from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission select top patrollers from schools across Washington each year and honor their accomplishments through induction in the AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame.
Patrollers are evaluated and judged on their commitment to traffic safety, citizenship, leadership skills and contributions to school safety patrol programs. Nominations require input from the patroller and his or her adviser, including responses to a series of essay questions.
This year, the panel reviewed and evaluated more than 50 nominations to determine the top 10 inductees.
AAA created the School Safety Patrol more than 90 years ago and partners with local agencies to bring the program to elementary schools across Washington. The safety patrol has been credited with being a major contributor to the substantial reduction in fatalities of school age children (ages 5-14).