Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Marcel McNeil helping a group of students cross the roadMarcel McNeil is one of five individuals in the state to be recognized as an Outstanding Crossing Guard because of her dedication to safety and the relationship she has built with League Middle Academy students.

Mrs. McNeil has been a crossing guard with the school district for five years. “I love the kids. I love to talk to them and to fellowship with them. It really makes my day when they share their concerns and their excitement with me,” she said.

Her support and continued commitment to safety has had a positive effect on students throughout Greenville and specifically the students at League Academy.

Crossing Guard Marcel McNeil with male studentAmber Caine, who nominated Ms. McNeil, says, “Ms. McNeil has worked to build the trust of the students by being consistent in her job and also by knowing each student by name. Her efforts to provide a safe way for the students to walk to school are deserving of recognition and appreciation.”

The South Carolina Department of Transportation’s (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, and its Resource Center, is recognizing Outstanding Crossing Guards during South Carolina Crossing Guard Appreciation Week November 17-21, 2014.

Marcel McNeil  talking with two female studentsTo date, the Resource Center has 397 School Partners enrolled in the SRTS program across the state and 143 Community Friends who have formally endorsed the program. The SRTS Resource Center is a federally funded project of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) that provides education, encouragement, and planning support to schools throughout South Carolina that partner with the Resource Center. Services and materials are provided at no cost to K-8 schools and their communities to enable and encourage walking and biking to and from school.

Contact the Resource Center’s School Outreach Coordinators  for more information about events, materials, and opportunities to participate. 

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