Recent Thomas Worthington High School graduate Joe Horton is one of a select group of Ohio seniors to receive the 26th annual AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant.

Recent Thomas Worthington High School graduate Joe Horton is one of a select group of Ohio seniors to receive the 26th annual AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Grant.

Each year, AAA Ohio Auto Club awards this grant to 10 former AAA School Safety Patrol members to assist them as they further their education after high school.

Horton graduated in the top 10 percent of his class and plans to study engineering at the Ohio State University in the fall

Each year, millions of elementary school students across the United States and in 30 other nations volunteer their time to help ensure their peers make it to and from school safely.

To apply, students must complete an application, provide at least one written letter of recommendation and write a 500-word essay on how their experience in the AAA School Safety Patrol influenced their lives.