Patroller of the Year Award

We are now accepting nominations for the 2019/2020 school year.
The application deadline is March 13, 2020.


Line of safety patrollers

A proud tradition, the AAA School Safety Patrol program began in the U.S. in 1920 and now includes more than 654,000 Patrollers in 34,500 U.S. schools. Students who give their time and energy to make the AAA School Safety Patrol a success are encouraged and supported by school officials, parent-teacher groups, police departments and AAA clubs.

This partnership of concerned adults and children has brought about significant improvements in the incidence of traffic deaths and injuries among child pedestrians. The presence of Patrollers has had a significant impact on the safety of child pedestrians who travel to and from school.

In addition, Patrollers serve as student leaders by demonstrating safe pedestrian habits while helping others understand traffic safety concepts.

In 2002, AAA introduced the Patroller of the Year award to recognize Patrollers who best exemplify leadership qualities and perform their duties effectively and responsibly, without incident. Nominees must submit an essay expressing their feelings regarding their patrol experience.

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Eligibility Criteria

Principals, AAA School Safety Patrol Advisors, teachers or members of law enforcement may nominate a current-year Patroller or multiple Patrollers who each must:

• Be a student in the school’s AAA School Safety Patrol program
• Demonstrate leadership qualities, safety skills, school involvement, citizenship, and volunteerism
• Value the patrol experience

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Judging Process

A panel of judges determines the Patrollers of the Year after reviewing and scoring all eligible nominations. Winning students from each geographic region of AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, including Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Wyoming, will be selected and honored as Patrollers of the Year. Nominations are judged using the following criteria:

• Leadership qualities
• Safety skills
• School involvement
• Citizenship/volunteerism

Student Essay
• Content
• Understanding of traffic safety
• Sincerity
• Organization of ideas

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1 Nomination Information
2 Nominee Qualifications
3 Student Essay
4 Photo & Release Waiver
  • School Information
  • Nominee Information
  • Nominator Information
  • Principal Information
Email with any questions. (Please do not email applications or essays. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.)