Character, Reliability, Dependability…Birchwood’s Safety Patrol Inducted

Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Birchwood Safety Patrol Class.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Birchwood Safety Patrol Class.
Leading Birchwood’s fifth-graders in the Safety Patrol pledge is AAA representative Karen Blackburn.
Leading Birchwood’s fifth-graders in the Safety Patrol pledge is AAA representative Karen Blackburn.
Getting the ‘Letric Lime’ sashes to fit just right, especially over your outer coat in winter can be tricky at first.  Remember buckle in the front and word across the back.
Getting the ‘Letric Lime’ sashes to fit just right, especially over your outer coat in winter can be tricky at first. Remember buckle in the front and word across the back.
Birchwood’s newest Safety Patrol group jumps for joy as they are finally inducted.
Birchwood’s newest Safety Patrol group jumps for joy as they are finally inducted.

Birchwood Intermediate School’s fifth-grade students were recently inducted into the AAA School Safety Patrol Program.  In an effort to help create and maintain traffic safety, AAA has sponsored this program for the past 97 years.

Being part of the School Safety Patrol offers students the opportunity to meet and interact with the law enforcement community as partners in safety. This helps them grow into law-abiding citizens with a healthy respect for officers and their duties.

The students are selected on the basis of leadership potential and character, reliability, punctuality, ability to follow rules, dependability, and interest in traffic safety, good judgment, and respect for classmates. Parents of the Safety Patrol officers were invited to attend the ceremony, which was led by Karen Blackburn and Gerri DeSalvo, representatives from AAA.

Congratulations to the following 2017-2018 Safety Patrol Members: Luca Cioffi, Jack David, Blake Donahue, Zachary Gluckstal, Heather Kowalczyk, Abigail LaRegina, Diego Lopez, Maya Wedner, Sam Creighton, Justin Gudiel Crukz, Riley LaRegina, Gerard Marrone, Shayleen Michel, Yaslin Reyes Alvarado, Julia Rombaldi, Eshel Sheikh, Gavin Supek, Julianna Betcher, Chris Flores, Jamie Ranieri, Axel Sarmiento Cisneros, Gabriella Avella, Lauren Breaton, Lemke Haylee, Samuel Lopez Cardenas, Carter Phillips, Jayson Sanchez Torres, Emily Simonetti, Kiara Bonilla Maldonado, Samantha Kaileh, Kimberly Rivas, Diego Saravia, Samantha Castano, Omar Contreras Reyes, Edward Flores Medina, Jexon Galdames Sorto, Daniel Ryan, Cristian Umana, Kare Velasquez, Kayla Garcia, Andy Yanes, Jeremy Canales Mejia, Daniel Flores, Angelin Fuentes, Ethan Jacoutot, Luke Pedretti, Brianna Verga, Shaiza Cheema, Bronsyn Chiechi, Marissa DeWitt, Sadie Fletcher, Max Fyfe, Ethan Guzman, Justin Morales, Demetri Parrish, Harpreet Rattu, Madison Tyburski, Ashley Ranieri, Zardana Ahmed, Eve Arevalo, Sean Burke, Jissel Campos Guardado, Juan Perez Pelaez, Karolyna Roman, Francheska St. Hilaire, and Michael Standel.