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Seaford Harbor Honors Legendary Crossing Guard

Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District

For 30 years, Nassau County crossing guard Cheryl Schollp helped youngsters safely navigate their way to Seaford Harbor Elementary School from her post at the corner of Neptune Avenue and Bayview Street. “Ms. Cheryl” or “Ms. Sherry” as she was known to students, retired on Jan. 20 and the school honored her during an afternoon ceremony.

Principal Thomas Burke and Assistant Principal Caroline Stringer were joined by Ms. Schollp’s family and friends, as well as local and state elected officials. Fifth grade students comprised the audience, as many have been safely guided by Ms. Schollp to and from school for the last six years.

Seaford Harbor Honors Legendary Crossing Guard

“Our theme this year is ‘Harbor Hearts and Hands Work Better Together,’” Mr. Burke said. “Miss Sherry has extended her heart and hand to so many children who she has helped cross that Bayview and Neptune intersection. We are truly grateful for all she has done for us and we now recognize her as one of our Harbor Legends.”

Fifth graders from the school’s Safety Patrol, which has tasks at arrival and dismissal each day, wanted to honor a person who shares the same to commitment to safety. They presented Ms. Schollp with gifts and sang for her, “We Will, We Will Miss You.”

After the ceremony, Ms. Schollp walked the halls of Harbor, where students lined up to applaud, cheer and present her with their handmade cards and drawings.

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