Lincoln Heights student honored as crosswalk guard | Community Spirit
You see them on your morning commute, elementary kids patrolling crosswalks ensuring the safety of pedestrians, their classmates. Last week, a Spokane 6th grader was honored for his role as a patrolman at Lincoln Heights Elementary.
Hunter Stokes is one of ten students inducted into the 2012 AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame. He was recognized at an awards ceremony at Safeco Field on May 4th.
His patrol adviser, Terri Cates, says Stokes saw many close calls at crossing stations and wanted to make it safer. His solution was to require cars park at least 20 feet away to avoid blocking the view of the crosswalk.
The ten other students honored were from areas of Western Washington and Ritzville.