From left are Jill Kingston, Churchville Elementary School principal; Tiffany Drain, Churchville Elementary School counselor; Cavan Dowling, AAA Outstanding School Safety Patrol award winner; and Jana Tidwell, AAA Mid-Atlantic.

NORTHAMPTON TOWNSHIP >> AAA Mid-Atlantic and The Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education has honored a Churchville Elementary School student as an Outstanding AAA School Safety Patrol Member for the 2018-19 school year.

Sixth grader Cavan Dowling is a kind, compassionate, honest and objective leader, whose actions are not swayed by peer pressure.

“When on duty, Cavan takes initiative to notice areas of the school that need additional support and then presents issues, along with a plan of action, to those in charge,” said Jana Tidwell, AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Cavan was a new student at this school last year, bringing his prior knowledge of school bus safety when he joined, which helped to improve the program.”

For almost 100 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.

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