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University-Bound Troy Athens Grad Earns AAA Student Safety Patrol Scholarship

One of two students selected from across Michigan

DEARBORN, Mich., (August 14, 2019) — Troy Athens High School graduate Madeline (Maddie) Purvis will start her first year of college with a $2,500 scholarship earned as part of the 25th annual AAA Michigan School Safety Patrol Scholarship Program. The program rewards graduating Michigan seniors who formerly served as AAA School Safety Patrol members in elementary school. To be considered for the AAA Michigan Safety Patrol scholarship, students must have:

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • ACT score of 21 or higher or SAT score of 950 or higher
  • Letters of reference from school and non-school sources
  • Proof of AAA School Safety Patrol participation

Purvis' AAA School Safety Patrol experience at Costello Elementary School was her first memory of being able to help others. "I was so excited when I was assigned the kindergarten doors," she wrote in her application. "I remember going home with a great feeling inside, and my mom told me that feeling was my heart – being full and rewarded, because of giving back." Maddie was president of the Troy Athens Student Council and through her leadership, their annual Athens Charity Week events raised over $130,000!

"Maddie has demonstrated the leadership qualities and commitment to community service that the AAA School Safety Patrol embodies and, for those reasons, is well deserving of this scholarship," stated Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA-The Auto Club Group. Purvis will attend the University of Michigan in the fall and major in Aerospace Engineering.

AAA will coordinate media interview opportunities upon request.

About The Auto Club Group
The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, insurance, financial services and travel offerings to over 9.8 million members across eleven states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 59 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. Motorists can map a route, identify gas prices, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile. Visit AAA on the Internet at AAA.com.