My Favorite Crossing Guard Essay Contest

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My Favorite Crossing Guard Essay Contest

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Contest sponsored by Look Out Kids About, A Safety Coalition and CCSD Safe Routes to School Program

Contest Deadline

February 28, 2017

Topic for students with crossing guards

Who is your favorite crossing guard and why? Is your crossing guard friendly, helpful?  Does he or she teach you good things?  Did he or she save someone from getting hurt?

Topic for students that do not walk to school or do not encounter crossing guards on their way to school

Why are crossing guards important and how can they help students?

Eligibility and Contest Rules

• Elementary school students, grades 1 through 8th, are eligible.
• Student essay must be one page or less.   A small drawing can be included on the same page as the essay, but a drawing is not required.  Essays may be typed or handwritten (writing must be legible).
• Do NOT put the student’s name or school identification on the front of the essay page.
• On the BACK of the essay, include the student’s name, the teacher’s name, grade, school, and the name of the crossing guard (what the children call him/her, along with the full official name if possible).
• Entries must be received by February 28, 2017
• Entries can be mailed or delivered in person.  If using school mail or the USPS use the following addressing instructions:
School mail, address to:  Sherie Moore, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, Location 145.  You might consider making copies of the essays if submitting by school mail in case they are not delivered on time.
USPS, address to:
Sherie Moore, Safe Routes to School Coordinator
4601 W. Bonanza Road, 2nd floor
Las Vegas, NV  89107


• Judges will be selected by Look Out Kids About in cooperation with the Safe Routes to School program.


• There will be four winners from Clark County entities with crossing guards, including the following: Boulder City, City of Mesquite, City of Henderson, City of North Las Vegas, City of Las Vegas, and unincorporated Clark County.
• The crossing guards identified in the winning essays will be presented with a framed copy of the essay.
• Essay winners and their teachers will receive a prize (actual prizes will be determined later).
• All students who enter the contest (and their teachers) will receive a small safety-related token of appreciation.


Look Out Kids About representatives can come to your school and conduct safety assemblies and in-classroom safety demonstrations.


Brandyn Dente at 702-204-4881 for more information.

Questions about the contest? Please contact Sherie Moore at or 799-6560