AAA South Jersey Driving School announces annual scholarship contest

One local high school senior to receive $2,500 college scholarship for winning essay.

AAA South Jersey Driving School is sponsoring its annual essay contest for local high school seniors. The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship towards a two-or-four year accredited educational institution.

The contest is open only to high school seniors living in or attending school in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester or Salem counties. Entry forms are available at AAA South Jersey offices in Voorhees, Sewell, Mullica Hill and Millville. Students can also download the entry form at www. AAA.com/scholarship.

The deadline for entries to be received by AAA South Jersey is March 31.

Every student who enters the contest will receive a free one-year AAA Basic Student Membership.

For the contest, students are required to write an essay between 500 and 1,000 words in response to the following question:

You’ve seen news stories and commercials about self-driving cars. Would you feel safe riding in a driverless car? If so, what makes you so confident about the car? If not, what could be done to make you feel more secure?

This marks the 12th year that AAA South Jersey has sponsored the scholarship program.

“We are excited to once again give a deserving student the opportunity to advance their education,” said David Antrilli, CEO of AAA South Jersey. “For more than 10 years, we have been extremely proud to assist a deserving young man or woman from South Jersey in their pursuit of a college degree. This year’s contest challenges students to take an introspective look at their driving habits and the use of their phones while in their car. We expect this year’s question to generate some very intelligent and thoughtful responses from area students.”