by LaTasha Hewitt
Kiera John-Lewis, a sixth-grader at the G. E. Peters Adventist School in Hyattsville, Md., was recently chosen by the American Automobile Association (AAA) School Safety Patrol program as an outstanding safety patroller in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia area. As a patroller, John-Lewis had the opportunity to “play an important role in helping young pedestrians learn and fulfill responsibilities regarding traffic safety,” according to the program’s website.
When John-Lewis heard she would be receiving the award, she was pleas- antly surprised and grateful: “I was astounded to have received the award.
It means a lot to me knowing that my work is greatly appreciated, and I’m thankful for the support I received to accomplish this award.”