Thursday, February 28, 2013

Governor Nathan Deal Proclaims March 6, 2013 - Georgia School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

By City of Dunwoody

Governor Nathan Deal Proclaims March 6, 2013 - Georgia School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day

The City of Dunwoody reached out to Governor Nathan Deal to request that Wednesday, March 6 be set aside to especially honor School Crossing Guards, the men and woman of Georgia who work tirelessly to make sure that our children make it safely to school. 
Wednesday, March 6 is now officially  School Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and  Georgia Walk to School Day. On that day thousands of smiling school children will be hitting the streets to walk or bike to school, and now they will be honoring those who keep them safe on their trip from home to school.  This is a statewide event and this year each of Dunwoody's elementary schools: Austin, Chesnut, Dunwoody Elementary, Kingsley and Vanderlyn, will be hosting a walk/bike to school event.
For the second consecutive year, Dunwoody's schools have staged a friendly competition, striving to earn the "The Golden Sneaker of Dunwoody,"  award given to the school with the highest percentage of walkers. Last year Kingsley Elementary had 97 percent of their students walking and  Austin Elementary had an impressive 92 percent of their students walking or biking.
In the photo, Governor Deal is joined by Councilman John Heneghan, Representative Tom Taylor, Crossing Guard Larry Adams with Dunwoody Elementary School, Crossing Guard Supervisor Joanne Adams, staff from the Georgia Safe Routes to Schools program and Councilman Heneghan's son Riley Heneghan, who was serving as a page in the State Senate.

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