AUSTELL - Prestin Boyd from Bethlehem Elementary School in Barrow County is Georgia's AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award. Only one patrol member, per state, in The Auto Club Group's territory wins the annual award.<br />
The AAA School Safety Patroller of the Year Award recognizes the patroller who "best exemplifies the leadership qualities, good citizenship, school involvement, and application of safety skills vital to effectively and responsibly wear the AAA School Safety Patrol badge."<br />
During the nomination process, students were picked by their teacher, principal, or supervisor and then judged based on their performance with leadership qualities, safety skills, school involvement, and citizenship. This year, one person was selected as the winner from their essay entry that described, "How participating in the AAA School Safety Patrol
Junior pitcher Courtney Poole struck out four while giving up just two hits to lead the University of North Georgia softball team to a 5-0 win against Dixie State and the program's first national title.
As we honor our fallen service men and women, Commander of the Hall County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Jonathan Jackson, takes a moment to talk of the importance of Memorial Day and discuss what message we should take away as we remember our fallen heroes.