New Maryland woman one of Canada's favourite crossing guards
Only three crossing guards were chosen as "exceptional,' other winners are from Ontario
Linda Roach, 63, a crossing guard at New Maryland Elementary School, was honoured at a special ceremony as one of Canada's top three crossing guards.
Speaking to the student body at New Maryland Elementary, Roach said she was "honoured," and told the students she couldn't have done it "without all of you."
At a school assembly on Monday, students cheered as Roach was handed a crystal maple leaf trophy. She will also receive $500 from the Parachute group and the school will get $500 from FedEx Express Canada.
Schools are asked to nominate deserving crossing guards and the New Maryland school put together a video testimonial, with students declaring" We love Miss L!"
Roach participated in a research project that encourages students to walk to school as part of an active transportation program. She`s been a crossing guard for eight years and says she loves her job. She says the secret to her popularity with the students is "lots of hugs."
Nominations were received from across the country, but only three crossing guards were chosen as "exceptional." The other two winners are from Ontario.