CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - America's Favorite Crossing Guard is a national campaign to raise awareness about the contribution crossing guards make on a daily basis.
Safe Kids North Carolina nominated seven crossing guards from across the state. Two of them are currently in the top ten.
James Gaither is a 10-year-veteran of keeping kids safe in the streets surrounding the school. He's also a veteran 'smile-maker'.
"Nobody is more deserving of crossing guard of the year, he makes us want to be better people," a parent at Eastover Elementary in Charlotte told us.
Gaither also works at Barringer Academy too.
The second nominee from our area is Jerome Sutton. He's been working as a crossing guard for 22 years. Most currently, he's making smiles at Sun Valley Middle School.
Voting continues through Jan. 31. If chosen as the winner, the school will receive a $500 grant and the crossing guard will win some cool prizes. You can vote online at www.safekids.org.