Student Crossing Guards Keep Students Safe

By Desiree Flores | Assignments Editor |

Seniors Amariay Easter and Jeremiah Williams pose for picture in student parking lot. The two have been helping students cross safely. Courtesy Photo

Since students have to cross the street to get from the student parking lot to campus, two students decided to step up and begin to direct traffic early mornings to get students safely across. Seniors Amariay Easter and Jeremiah Williams, bring their own gear and begin to get out on the field. Safety vests, whistles, and proper manners is all these young men need to complete the job.

“I started because it’s dangerous for students to walk by themselves to and from student parking. Cars don’t stop most of the time or they almost hit the students,”  Easter said.

Their main goal is to stop the madness of traffic and protect the safety of the students.

“I’ve watched so many students getting dropped off, and due to traffic they almost have been run over while walking across the cross walk, which is ‘supposed ‘ to keep students safe,” Williams said.

Though they started as a joke in November, to get the student body laughing and attempting to make things go viral, the young men grew a very strong and attached bond to the job. Beginning mornings starting at 8 a.m., duty begins.

“I truly love seeing these young men make a difference. when my mom drops me off for school we see them with huge smiles on their faces having a great time doing their job,” senior Mariah Del Fierro says.

With not just making sure students get across safely, Easter and Williams are determined to do it, fast yet at the safest pace possible.

“We’re ensuring that they get to their first period class safe and sound and ready to be educated,” Williams said. “Benefiting the students is our top goal.”

Easter and Williams are not just student cross guards, but the best of friends, with an amazing ‘Bro-mance.’

“Jerry is one of my best friends, and what started as just a senior joke became a part of our morning routine,” Easter said.

Their service has ripple effects in the community.

“It’s very beneficial on what they are doing for the Roosevelt community, and fun to watch,” said science teacher Sarah Chandler.

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