CHARLOTTE, N.C. (MAY 22, 2017) – AAA Carolinas partnered with the South Carolina Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) to present two South Carolina Junior ROTC students with scholarships totaling $5,000. Applicants had to exemplify leadership at their school and were asked to submit an essay detailing the dangers of distracted driving.
Distracted driving contributes to 16% of all fatal crashes, leading to around 5,000 deaths every year, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA Carolinas believes education is the key to change behavior and save lives.
The recipients, Regina Miles and Sigrid Dorman were both presented the scholarship in a ceremony on Thursday, May 18. Sigrid Dorman currently a senior at Aiken High School, was awarded a $4,000 scholarship and plans on attending Winthrop University Regina Miles, currently a senior at South Aiken High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and plans on attending The Citadel.
From left to right) Tim Marinelli, Aiken High School Naval Science Instructor; Amanda Hill, AAA Carolinas Aiken Branch Manager; Sigrid Ashton Dorman, Winner of the $4,000 scholarship; David Lobb, President of the South Carolina Council Of Chapters, Military Officers Association of America; Rick Osbon, City of Aiken Mayor; Regina Miles, Winner of $1,000 scholarship; Claude Davis, South Aiken High School Senior Naval Science Instructor; and Linda Caldwell, President of the Aiken Chapter, Military Officers Association of America.
AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2 million members and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.