Madison's Mary Marano Wins 2015 National Crossing Guard of the Year


MADISON, NJ- Mary Marano, the school crossing guard on Central Avenue and Brittin St. in Madison was awarded the 2015 National Crossing Guard of the Year award.  She received a phone call from the owner of the company, School Crossing and was shocked she won. 

Mr. Andy Cobb, another crossing guard in town at Walnut St. and Madison Avenue nominated her and others wrote in to the above referenced website further extolling her virtues.  

"I've known Mary since September of 2010 when my oldest son started Kindergarten at Central Avenue School and she is one amazing woman.  Not only does she know all of the current students' names but she remembers past students as well as little siblings' names.  She gives each child that loses a tooth $1 and proudly wears Disney pins that children bring her back from their trips.  Every day, rain or shine, sleet or hail, she is out there with a smile on her face and risks her life standing in the middle of a heavily traveled street so that parents, caregivers and their children can safely cross.  She once even gave us a ride home after one of my children scraped their knee pretty badly, said Jen Bauman, PTO President at Central Ave School.

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Mary has been on the job for 18 years and is well deserving of this award according to staff and parents at Central Ave School.

“After an exhaustive review of well over 100 candidates nominated for School Crossing Guard of the Year, the Advanced Safety LLC committee is proud to announce that Madison, New Jersey, School Crossing Guard Mary Marano won the nomination," said Daniel Worts, CEO of Advanced Safety LLC.


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