Henderson 5th Grader Earns AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Honorable Mention

This prestigious award is presented to students who exemplify what it means to be a AAA School Safety Patroller..

HENDERSON, Nev. (May. 15, 2019) – HENDERSON, Nev. (May 15, 2019) – AAA Nevada is proud to announce the winners of the AAA School Safety Patrol Awards for 2019. This year, Abigail Watanabe, 5th grader from Frank Lamping Elementary School will be presented with an Honorable Mention for Patroller of the Year.

Watanabe was nominated by her AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor because of her leadership on and off campus and her dedication to the safety of her fellow students. As part of her application, Watanabe had to write an essay about how the AAA School Safety Patrol is preparing her for her future. She wrote about being someone the younger students can look up to.

“AAA School Safety Patrol also gives us a real opportunity to give back to our school and pay it forward. When 4th and 5th grade officers show caring and respect to their younger school mates, this gives them a role model to look up to,” Watanabe wrote. “This exact scenario happened to me. I remember feeling excited when an older Lamping student would open my mom’s car door and help me out of the car to the gate when I was in Kindergarten.”

Watanabe personifies what the AAA School Safety Patrol program is all about.

“Students like Abigail deserve this recognition because they demonstrate the leadership skills that will help them excel both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Casey Brennan, AAA Utah Director of Community Impact and Public Relations. “We look forward to all AAA School Safety Patrollers becoming leaders within their communities.”

Watanabe will be honored by her school and AAA Nevada during a special ceremony on campus May 16th. Media is invited to attend. On top of that recognition, AAA Nevada will present Frank Lamping Elementary School with a grant for $1000 to support the AAA School Safety Patrol on campus.


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