Congratulations, 2024 Award Winners!

AAA School Safety Award Winners

Thank you for submitting applications for our annual awards program. Congratulations to all the exceptional Patrollers and Patrol Advisors who were nominated for our AAA School Safety Patrol Awards program this year. Your efforts in ensuring the safety of your school and community are greatly appreciated. Our awards honor the dedication and leadership of these students.

Patroller of the Year Award Winners
  • Kyra Mulvihill, St. Teresa of Avila School, NV
  • Millie Diregolo, Ione Elementary School, CA
  • Luisa Pingatore, Chabot Elementary School, CA
  • Tasneem Ismaili, Granada Islamic School, CA
  • Mike Zuniga, Martin Elementary School, CA
  • Mikaela Zamora, St. Vincent Ferrer School, CA
  • Asiiyah Brewner, Hoover Elementary School, CA
  • Jeffrey Magee, Binkley Elementary School, CA
  • Sanaa Norojav, Cleveland Elementary School, CA
  • Aaliyah Sulur, Haman Elementary School, CA

“Safety Patrol has taught me the importance of educating myself and working as a team to create a better and safer community within my upcoming generation. I will forever cherish serving my school and community.”
Tasneem Ismaili, Granada Islamic School

Honorable Mentions
  • Sean Woods, AAA School Safety Patroller, St. Teresa of Avila, NV
  • Janelle Ponciano, AAA School Safety Patroller, Haman Elementary School, CA
  • Darbie Esquerra, AAA School Safety Patroller, Ione Elementary School, CA
  • Anika Carp, AAA School Safety Patroller, Chabot Elementary School, CA
  • Kinza Ahmar, AAA School Safety Patroller, Granada Islamic School, CA

“I believe Safety Patrol is one of the most important things in a school day. It has taught me important skills. It also taught me the importance of helping out my school and my community. Without Safety Patrol, I don’t think I would be the person I am today.”
Sean Woods, St. Teresa of Avila

Lifesaving Medal Winner

The AAA School Safety Patrol Lifesaving Medal is the highest award given to a Patroller. Recipients are select Patrollers who, while on duty, have saved the life of a person in imminent danger.

  • Hector Lara, South Kearns Elementary School, UT

“Hector noticed a truck began to accelerate and turn toward the crosswalk, he then grabbed a student by her backpack and pulled her back to safety on the sidewalk.”
Erica Timothy, South Kearns Elementary School

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Award Winners

The competition was fierce this year with remarkable submissions from all Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Award applicants. Thank you to all schools who shared their incredible stories with us. It’s our pleasure to showcase the outstanding achievements of these five schools below. Congratulations!

August Boeger Middle School, CA

Led by Black and Brown Student Union (BSSU) member, Romero Williams, the BSSU at August Boeger Middle School organized a dynamic Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, featuring a catchy rap remix and purple-clad participants. Engaging in meaningful dialogue, students discussed combating negativity and racism with proactive action as well as ideas for community improvement. Their impactful initiatives foster a culture of inclusivity and respect, earning well-deserved recognition. Congratulations to all involved.

Catherine L. Zane Middle School, CA

Catherine L. Zane Middle School marked Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day with educational sessions and a community walk. Through advisory classes, historical materials were shared, fostering discussions on diversity. Several classes made posters with positive messages, highlighting the school’s commitment to inclusivity. Approximately 150 participants, including students, teachers and community members, celebrated the day with an assembly to promote understanding of African American culture.

Madera South High School, CA

During their Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, students collaborated with their sister elementary school, escorting 3rd grade students from the school to the stadium. Small groups participated in readings of “I am Ruby Bridges” followed by discussions led by high schoolers. The BSU generously donated books to elementary classrooms. At the stadium, students enjoyed treats and engaged in discussions led by BSU officers on the day’s significance. Reflecting on Ruby Bridges’ legacy, high school students guided the younger students in brainstorming ways to be changemakers in their school community, promoting positivity and acceptance.

Brighton Charter School, AZ

During their Ruby Bridges Walk and Day of Dialogue, Brighton students united to combat bullying and celebrate diversity. Inspired by Ruby Bridges’ courage, the event symbolized unity and inclusivity, with students reflecting on her legacy and pledging to stand against bullying. Led by the AAA School Safety Patrol officer, the Day of Dialogue addressed the pervasive issue of bullying, fostering discussions and empowering students to create a culture of respect and empathy within the school community.

College Park Elementary School, CA

College Park Elementary hosted a meaningful Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day, guided by co-fifth grade class presidents. The day commenced with a presentation highlighting Ruby’s historical significance, followed by an all-school assembly featuring Principal Mrs. Estonia’s opening remarks. The event, which included a community walk, left a lasting impression on students and the surrounding neighborhood. Student leaders, Brandon Chou and Penelope Diec, emphasized the importance of inclusivity and welcoming everyone to their school.