Andres Moranchel-Zamora, 4th Grader at Fountain Elementary School, shines the brightest in essay contest

11 May 2022



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Fountain Elementary Student Wins Georgia AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award

Andres Moranchel-Zamora, 4th Grader at Fountain Elementary School, shines the brightest in essay contest

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From left to right: Mrs. Dunn – School Safety Patrol Advisor, Officer Simmons – School Safety Patrol Advisor, Mayor Angelyne Butler of Forest Park, Mrs. Jamilah A. Hud-Kirk – Principal, Andres Moranchel-Zamora – AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year, Darnisha Green – AAA


ATLANTA, Ga. (May 11, 2022 ) — AAA is proud to recognize and award Andres Moranchel-Zamora from  Fountain Elementary School in Forest Park, Georgia with the AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. Only one deserving patrol member, per state, in The Auto Club Group’s territory wins the annual award.

The AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award recognizes the patroller who best exemplifies leadership qualities, good citizenship, school involvement, and application of safety skills vital to effectively and responsibly wear the AAA School Safety Patrol™ badge. During the nomination process, students were carefully chosen by their teacher, principal, or school safety patrol coordinator and then judged based on their performance with leadership qualities, safety skills, school involvement, and citizenship. This year, one person was selected as the winner from their essay entry that described, “How participating in the AAA School Safety Patrol™ program helped them become a better leader."

AAA-The Auto Club Group presented Andres Moranchel-Zamora with a plaque and sponsored a luncheon on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Fountain Elementary School.

“Andres has been an AAA School Safety Patroller for the past year and consistently exemplifies quality leadership skills. He has developed into an impressive leader who has earned the respect of students and staff. Andres is extremely dedicated to the program, volunteers his time and is an excellent student,” said Montrae Waiters, spokeswoman, AAA- The Auto Club Group.

The AAA School Safety Patrol program is the largest safety program in the world.

Since its inception in 1920, the AAA School Safety Patrol program, has provided a safer environment and wide spectrum of educational opportunities for millions of school children. Each year, more than 654,000 children participate at over 34,500 schools throughout the country.

For over 100 years, AAA has sponsored the AAA School Safety Patrol program, which instills students with a sense of responsibility, leadership and citizenship. AAA provides an array of equipment and material, including electric-lime fluorescent belts, nickel plated steel badges and training for the AAA School Safety Patrollers. When properly uniformed and trained, they can assist their grade school classmates by ensuring their safety to and from school every day.

The program has been praised by safety and education groups around the globe for reducing injuries and deaths among 5-to-14 year olds, the age group most at risk for pedestrian injury. In addition to keeping students safe, the program teaches lifelong lessons of responsibility, leadership and good citizenship. AAA’s goal is to continue fostering this vital program, which develops tomorrow’s leaders today.

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