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Sunday, November 17, 2019
PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDEllen Millard-Kern, representing State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, and AW Driving School owner Andre and Sasha Wilkerson listen as Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell addresses attendees April 3 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school at 555 Union Blvd., Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDEllen Millard-Kern, representing State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, and AW Driving School owner Andre and Sasha Wilkerson listen as Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell addresses attendees April 3 at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the school at 555 Union Blvd., Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Ellen Millard-Kern, representing state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, Sasha Wilkerson and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell standing behind AW Driving School owner Andre Wilkerson as he speaks to attendees about his new driving school April 3 at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Ellen Millard-Kern, representing state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, state Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, Sasha Wilkerson and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell standing behind AW Driving School owner Andre Wilkerson as he speaks to attendees about his new driving school April 3 at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, Ellen Millard-Kern, representing State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, Andre and Sasha Wilkerson, holding the scissors, children Andreus and Andreann Wilkerson and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell prepare to cut the ribbon at the new AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, Ellen Millard-Kern, representing State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, Andre and Sasha Wilkerson, holding the scissors, children Andreus and Andreann Wilkerson and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell prepare to cut the ribbon at the new AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

New driving school opens

Friday, May 3, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

There’s a new business in town and it’s providing relief to new drivers who need take the Pennsylvania driver’s license test, but have a long wait at state testing sites.

Andre Wilkerson, owner of AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown, and his family had a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 3 at the new facility.

AW Driving School is a PennDOT authorized third-party testing site in the Lehigh Valley.

The school teaches new drivers and then tests and certifies that they have met the criteria to receive their license.

Wilkerson, using his talents with art and website building, left his life as a homeless young adult in West Philadelphia, connected with a driving school and eventually opened his new business in the former Lucent Technology Center along Union Boulevard.