2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Class Recognized
“The force” was strong with Washington’s top 10 AAA School Safety Patrollers on Friday, May 4. The 2018 Hall of Fame class and advisor of the year, Terri Marshall, waved from the Safeco Field grass while fans, fellow patrollers and a light saber-wielding Mariner Moose recognized their exceptional work keeping students safe.
The Star Wars themed night at the ball park added excitement to the patrollers’ big night. There were high-fives from Chewbacca as he headed onto the field. Rey, Darth Vader and legions of Storm Troopers roamed the stadium, interacting with the students. Rolling in at just the right time, R2D2 and BB8 made it into a group photo of the Hall of Fame class and Marshall.
Prior to the on-field festivities, the students received their AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame awards in front of parents and siblings. They heard an impassioned speech from Marshall, a AAA School Safety Patrol advisor at Poulsbo Elementary for the past 11 years. She thanked the students for the inspiring contributions they’ve all made to their patrols and larger school communities.
2018 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Inductees
- Hailey Anderson – Sunset Elementary, Vancouver
- Tre’Von Blake – Image Elementary, Vancouver
- Brody Boness – Ritzville Grade School, Ritzville
- Logan Eash – Oak Harbor Intermediate, Oak Harbor
- Rowan Evans – Forest View Elementary, Everett
- Leah Hulslander – Highland Terrace Elementary, Shoreline
- Peyton Lemmon – Moran Prairie Elementary, Spokane
- Jacob Poletski – Tapteal Elementary, West Richland
- Nina Stevenson – Lincoln Heights Elementary, Spokane
- Caden Taylor – La Center Elementary, La Center
Chosen by a panel of judges from AAA Washington, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission; the Hall of Fame patrollers were selected for their commitment to traffic
safety, citizenship, leadership skills and contributions to their school safety patrol programs.
For the first time, AAA Washington live streamed parts of the ceremony and behind the scenes preparations before the on-field presentation for friends and family who couldn’t be there. Missed it? Click on the previous links to watch anytime.
AAA created the School Safety Patrol more than 90 years ago and partners with local agencies to bring the program to elementary schools across Washington. The safety patrol has been credited with being a major contributor to the substantial reduction in traffic related fatalities of school age children (ages 5-14).